You were on your way to work when the worst thing that could have happened did: A vehicle in the next lane crossed into your path unexpectedly. You had no time to move out of the way, and their tail end struck the front of your vehicle as they tried to merge.

This led to a chain-reaction crash that left you badly injured. You have a badly broken leg that has required surgery to put back together, and you’re in a lot of pain. You’re not sure how the crash is going to affect you in the long term, but you know that you can’t return to work right now.

How will your car crash affect your career?

The way your career is impacted depends on the extent of your injuries and how much you’re able to recover. For example, someone who suffers a concussion but who recovers in a few weeks may be able to go back to work no worse for wear. On the other hand, in your situation, if you cannot drive because of chronic pain in your leg and have a job that requires you to drive daily, you could find that you can’t return to it.

It’s hard to know if a car crash and the injuries you suffered will break your career. However, this is something that you will be able to discuss with your medical team and attorney. It’s something you will need to consider before you accept a settlement or seek compensation in a court. You want to make sure you receive fair compensation for everything you’ve been through, especially if you are unable to work in the future because of it.

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