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Car accidents can cause long-lasting, devastating injuries

When individuals engage in reckless driving, no thought is given to the possible consequences of this action. Car accident victims and their families are forever changed. The child that is gone too soon, or the father-daughter relationship that must be altered are only two examples. Too many families are left to pick up the pieces of this tragic life event.

Such is the story of one family who lost a son and had a paralyzed father after a serious car accident. The daughter of a quadriplegic recently told her story. She spoke of the pain of losing her only brother and the journey of accepting her father's spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. Though she had to change many of the activities that she and her father previously enjoyed, she discovered new activities that the two could participate in. At the time of the accident, she was 12 years old and wondered if her father would be able to walk her down the aisle. Now, as an adult, she takes comfort in knowing that her father will roll her down the aisle.

This family's story highlights the devastation that can occur when a car accident causes serious inury. Fortunately, this family came out stronger on the other side, but this is not always the case. Families can experience emotional and financial devastation. Even with health insurance, the medical expenses can be overwhelming.

Some families may find it helpful to have an attorney advocate. An attorney can focus on financial recovery from insurance companies while you heal from your injuries.

Source:, "I'm the Daughter of a Quadriplegic," December 13, 2013.

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