When you think of long-term care services, you may think of the elderly. After all, it’s estimated that almost 60% of all Americans will require some type of long-term care at some point in their lives. However, being involved in a serious accident may result in the need for long-term care, as well. Unfortunately, this is something that can happen to a person at any age – even while they are still otherwise young and healthy.
If you are involved in an accident caused by another person’s negligence and require ongoing, long-term care, it’s essential that you find and hire an attorney who can ensure you receive full compensation for the damages and injuries you suffer. At Terrell Hogan, you can count on our legal team to help you secure the full compensation you deserve after being involved in an accident resulting from another person’s wrongful act or negligence.
What Is Long-Term Care?
Long-term care is a phrase used to describe the services that are provided to someone who cannot handle them on their own. In some situations, these services will only be needed for a short amount of time. While this is true, there are other cases where long-term care services will be needed for the rest of your life or the life of a loved one.
Long-term care services allow the injured party to live as independently as possible. In some situations, they are even provided in the person’s home. Even though some family members and friends offer these care services to loved ones, there are also professional services that offer long-term care solutions.
This includes things like nursing homes and adult daycare. However, there are also long-term care providers who go to the individual’s home.
Acquiring Long-Term Care Services After Being Involved in a Personal Injury Accident
If you are involved in any type of serious accident, such as a car crash or slip and fall, the impact may be so devastating that you must seek long-term care services. In some situations, though, the care provided is only temporary. It all depends on how severe the injury was and how much care is needed.
Some people who may require temporary long-term care services include:
- Anyone who requires rehabilitation after being involved in an accident that causes an injury
- Anyone who has to spend time recovering from an illness they contracted on the job
- Anyone who is recovering from surgery
- Anyone who has a terminal medical condition
If you need ongoing, long-term care that will last for a few months or years, then it may be for something like a chronic medical condition or chronic pain. If you have a permanent disability, you may also need long-term care services.
In most cases, if you are unable to function on your own or if you need supervision, it means you can benefit from long-term care services.
It is a good idea to seek the opinion of a doctor about the type of care that you need as you move forward after an accident that causes an injury. When you understand your future care needs, you can make sure that the cost of this care is included in the personal injury claim that you file. However, you don’t have to do this alone. Our legal team is here to help you each step of the way.
If you don’t know what type of long-term care you may require, it can result in it being left out of the settlement you ultimately receive. As a result, you will have to cover the cost out of your own pocket.
Common Long-Term Care Services Needed After Being Involved in an Injury Causing Accident
When you receive long-term care services, it will benefit you physically and emotionally. It’s possible to adjust the type and level of care you receive based on your current needs. While this is true, some of the most common types of services offered by long-term care providers include:
- Pain management
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Running errands
- Yard maintenance
If you are unable to cover the cost of long-term care services after an accident, there are options.
Recovering Compensation to Pay for Your Long-Term Care Needs
If you were involved in an injury-causing accident that resulted in you requiring long-term care services, our legal team can help. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. The first step is to get in touch with our legal team to discuss your options and rights.