Baltimore Catastrophic Injury Lawyers: Life Care Planning for Victims of Catastrophic InjuriesJanuary 9, 2012
At some point or another, just about everyone is injured in an accident. Of course, injuries can range from minor to severe. In some terrible cases, the injuries are considered catastrophic ― those so serious that they result in death or the need for lifelong care. Catastrophic injuries can also take a huge financial, as well as emotional, toll.
Life care plans
Catastrophic injuries may require a lifetime of care and support. That is why it’s so important to have a life care plan for yourself or a loved one in the event of such an injury. Maryland attorneys can put together a document answering all possible questions about your short- and long-term needs, including the costs for lifetime care and nursing, if necessary.
A life care plan also takes into consideration alternative care in case of a change in your support system. It also discusses proactive medical care to limit complications and increase recovery. The plan is dynamic, meaning it is continually edited and modified as your needs change over time. For example, home or vehicle modification may be added or even counseling, for you and your family. The plan keeps track of every cost associated with every aspect of your care and is then given to a forensic economist who will project these costs over a lifetime.