You may be able to recover the costs of home modifications by filing a personal injury lawsuits
Catastrophic accidents may affect the lives of injury victims in far-reaching ways. Losing one’s mobility and ability to perform once-daily tasks may leave a home unlivable unless accommodations are made. Fortunately, the law gives injury victims legal remedy to be made whole again.
Injured victims may be able to recover compensation to pay for home modifications if they are necessary. Insurance companies and other defendants often do not take home modifications into consideration when considering claims settlement.
If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a catastrophic accident, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be necessary to obtain the home modifications you need to retain your standard of living. The Washington, DC based attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. know the hardships injury victims may face and aggressively advocate for the best interests of our clients.
Creating an accessible home
Preserving your independence following a catastrophic injury is paramount to ensuring physical safety and mental wellbeing. Depending on the extent of your injuries, various home modifications may need to be completed. The following are some common home modifications needed following a personal injury.
- Accessible bathrooms: To make your bathroom more accommodating after an accident, you may need compensation to pay for things like handicap-accessible bathtubs and showers, hand grips and safety rails, easy-transfer toilets, non-slip surfaces, and turnaround areas for wheelchairs.
- Accessible bedrooms and living rooms: Doorways may need to be widened and closets modified to make them wheelchair accessible.
- Kitchen modifications: Cabinets and appliances may need to be lowered to accommodate the needs of injury victims confined to wheelchairs. Accessible storage and non-slip areas may need to be installed as well.
- Stairs and ramps: In order to get in and out of your home, wheelchair accessible ramps or modifications to stairs may be necessary.
Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, VA personal injury attorneys
The Cochran Firm, D.C. has both the resources and foresight to help obtain the compensation to cover home modifications following an accident. Our law firm has access to the expert witness testimony necessary to demonstrate home modifications are necessary and vital to the wellbeing of the injured victim.
Big insurance companies and other powerful defendants are often shortsighted in assessing the needs catastrophic injury victims face moving forward in life. The Cochran Firm, D.C. has years of experience negotiating with these types of wrongdoers and are willing to take your case all the way to trial if that is what is necessary to secure the justice you and your family deserve.
Contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a free consultation about your serious personal injury. Our attorneys serve Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the greater Maryland and Virginia area. Call us during business hours at 202-682-5800 or at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours.
Strict time deadlines apply when filing Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia personal injury claims so please contact us at your earliest convenience and preserve your legal rights.