A life-altering injury is defined as any permanent injury which directly alters or interferes with one’s daily life. Injuries like this can cause shortened life expectancy and permanent disability. Matters can be greatly complicated if the injury is related to the brain or includes the loss of a limb.
Oftentimes, injuries such as this affect more than the injured person. They often require someone or a team of people to become full- or part-time caretakers. It’s not an understatement to say that this tragic situation can also create a lot of financial hardship, too.