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Examples Of Loss Of Normal Life Damages In An Injury Claim

If you have been injured in an accident, expect numerous changes to your life that go beyond financial loss or treatment costs. The manner and extent of the disruption in your post-accident life depend on the extent of your injuries as well as the kind of life you used to lead before the accident. Here are some of the potential disruptions:

Reduced Mobility

Some types of injuries may interfere with your mobility and make it difficult for you to move around. For example, a broken or sprained leg makes it difficult to walk, ride a bicycle or drive. How much this disrupts your life depends on the kind of life you were used to before the injury.  

Consider the example of two people, one who used to cycle to work and another who is a stay-at-home writer. When both of those people get their legs broken, the one who used to cycle to work will face a greater disruption to their life than the stay-at-home writer.

Memory Loss

A blow to the head can have both short-term and long term effects on your memory. Consider the classic example of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which occurs when a physical blow to the head causes the brain to shake or bruise inside the skull. Memory loss is one of the symptoms and effects of TBI.

A life of constant forgetfulness isn't easy. Imagine forgetting where your keys are all the time, meetings with your boss, and activities you were supposed to do with your spouse, among other things. In fact, if you were a student or planned to start studying, even your studies may be disrupted if you are dealing with memory loss.

Effect on Senses

You may not think much of your senses until you lose one of them. An accident can interfere with your senses in various ways, for example, an eye injury can lose to loss of eyesight, and head injury can lead to a loss of hearing or a loss of smell. Disruptions to these senses can interfere with various aspects of your life. For example, if you have kids, it will be difficult to play with them as you used to do if you have lost your sense of hearing or touch. If painting is your boy, it will be difficult for you to continue painting if you have lost your sense of sight.

If the case proceeds to court, don't forget that you will need to convince the judge or jury that you deserve the amount for which you are requesting. Your personal injury attorney will help you quantify the effect of the accident on your normal life so that you can better claim for it.