At the Indiana State Fair in 2011, a storm suddenly whipped up winds causing a concert stage to collapse, killing seven. One woman arrived at the hospital with a crushed skull and entered a coma lasting six weeks. Doctors told her family their loved one might die, or she might survive unable to move, speak or eat without a feeding tube. But this story has a happy ending.

The woman survived, awaking from her coma and eventually becoming “a miracle patient” for the medical staff that helped her. As most people know, a medical miracle can be costly, but in this case, she was aided not just by doctors but by a settlement reaching 50 million dollars.

The importance of representation

No matter where an accident takes place, be it at a state fair in Indiana or on the Inner Belt Expressway just outside St. Louis, strong representation, geared towards the experience of the injured, makes a difference. When you are in a significant accident you’ll face:

  • Extensive time in physical therapy
  • Surgeries
  • Struggles with child care
  • Struggles in your relationship
  • Emotional strain
  • Stress

And that’s not to mention any possible time out of work or the medical bills you will receive. If someone else’s recklessness caused your accident, you deserve representation.

Large settlements are not frivolous

Considering the obstacles in your path after an injury, you deserve compensation. Maybe what you’re looking for is just to get back on your feet and to cover your medical bills. However, what you may not realize is that medical bills can reach astronomical sizes quickly due to the way medical billing works.

Large settlements in the millions of dollars are not frivolous; they are necessities. After a significant traumatic injury, a person may not work again in their life. They may not move the same. They may not be the same. Money can pay for medical bills and mortgages, but there is no simple way to put a number on a miracle.