Remodeling a home due to a disability can be costly

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2021 | Motorcycle Accidents

If you get involved in a motorcycle accident, you likely understand that you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost time at work and more. That is true, but don’t assume that’s where your financial losses end. You have to consider the long-term costs.

For instance, perhaps the crash left you with a disability. This may have cost you your career. It may also mean that you need to significantly remodel your home to give you something like the quality of life you had before. Both of these can be massive costs for which you may be able to seek compensation from the driver who hit you.

What type of remodeling do you need to do?

This will depend on your condition, but some examples include the following:

  • Install a ramp in front of your home so that you can enter in a wheelchair. This may be permanent or temporary.
  • Put a walk-in bathtub in your main bathroom.
  • Turn a room on the first floor of your home in to a bedroom so that you do not have to go up the stairs.
  • Install a chair lift so that you can have assistance going up the stairs.

Alter the height of countertops, cupboards and other such fixtures so that you can still reach them from a wheelchair.

Again, the changes needed can vary dramatically, but you can already see from just these five examples that you may be facing some massive costs if you or a family member has been seriously injured in a crash. It’s very important to understand your legal rights to compensation to offset those costs.


FindLaw Network