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You can count on one thing in Life: It is full of changes. Although some changes are in our control and welcomed, others are not and are irreversible. For example, regardless of how careful you may be on the road, at work, at home, or elsewhere you can’t always account for what other people may do—or fail to do—that might cause you, or a member of your family, to be injured or even killed.
Yes, a serious injury alters your life in ways that are unimaginable to others. It may cause you to miss work for an extended time, perhaps permanently. Without an income, how will you pay the bills for the medical treatment you need? How will you pay for your mortgage or rent? How will you and your family eat? What if you discover that you will need lifelong personal care? How will you pay for it? Will you ever be able to play with your child, hit a ball, ride a bike, or simply take a walk? Life may look very bleak, and when the damage to your life, health, and wellbeing was not your fault, but caused by another’s mistake, negligence, or deliberate wrongdoing, the deep sense of injustice you feel only adds to the suffering.