You and your children were traveling back from their school when you saw it: A large truck was heading toward you and was not slowing down. As that vehicle approached quickly, you looked for anywhere you could get out of the way, but there were no shoulders or areas where you could move out of the lane. As a result, you ended up in a head-on collision with the truck to put as much distance between your children and the vehicle as possible.
After the crash, your two youngest were fine. They were in safety seats, so they had been well-secured. Your older child was badly hurt, though, and you had life-threatening injuries. Today, you've both recovered somewhat, but you believe that you'll have many months or years of recovery ahead of you.
Severe injuries change lives
It's true that severe injuries change lives. From the moment you're hurt until you make a full recovery, you'll go through challenges. Your life could be turned upside down with medical appointments, therapy and other necessities. Some people don't ever fully recover, and for them, life won't be the same even if decades pass.
It is important to hold people responsible for their actions
No matter who you are, if you hurt someone because of not paying attention or being negligent, you should be held responsible. As a victim of an accident, it's your right to pursue a claim and to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries and the impact those injuries have on your life.
Our site has more information on personal injuries and what to do if you're hurt as a result of negligence or reckless behavior.