A recent report about a patient in a Washington hospital underscores the impact car accidents can have on the lives of crash victims. It also serves to emphasize the rights of personal injury victims to pursue financial relief through the civil justice system of the state. The 61-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was involved in a head-on motor vehicle accident in August.
The other vehicle's driver died in the collision, and although this woman survived, she fractured almost all the bones in her body below her neck. She was not expected to survive, but her will to live has brought her to a stage at which she can see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, this is after undergoing about 20 surgical procedures, and there are no guarantees that she will avoid suffering long-term health consequences.
The woman has recovered enough to enable her to eat and speak again. Although she still has bandaged legs, she is able to get out of bed. However, it will be some time before she can go home because she is scheduled for rehabilitation before she can be discharged from the medical facility that has been her home for several months.
Anyone in Washington who has to go through so much pain and suffering, and endure financial hardships after a car accident will likely be overwhelmed and wrought with anxiety. However, if all this was brought about by the negligence of another party, the injured victim will be entitled to seek recovery of financial and emotional damages. Securing the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney to navigate ensuing legal proceedings might avoid additional trauma, and lead to a monetary judgment to cover documented claims.