Your life’s dream has been to own a super cool sports car. You finally get one, and what happens? The same thing that happens to every wanna be race car driver – you lose your legs or become paralyzed from the waist down. Now what? You end up spending the rest of your life in a wheelchair.
Don’t worry. It is not the end of the world. You can lead a happy, productive life without legs. You have a fine brain, strong arms and superb upper body strength. And you know the best part? Wheelchairs come in all sorts of super cool designs.
Sporty wheelchairs area all the rage. They were created to make it possible for people with disabilities to participate in sports. But, they are so super cool, millions of people choose to use them as their every day get around machine.
Super cool wheelchairs are made in a rigid design. This means you can’t fold them up. They stay in a wheelchair shape at all times. However, the backrest and rear wheels come off and go back on in a snap, so you can still pack them up and stick them in your car when you need to travel farther distances.
This is, of course assuming that you have a modified that you are able to drive. What’s this? You haven’t put your order in for a super snazzy handicapped car? What are you waiting for? Your car insurance should pay for a large portion, if not all, of the price for your modified car, plus your super duper wheelchair.
That is right. That is why you pay car insurance – to cover your losses in case of accident. Oh, you thought you only pay car insurance because it is the law. Well think again Einstein – insurance, all types of insurance, is to cover losses in case of loss. The insurance company has to dish out the amount you are insured for.
Other clauses in your policy will explain how much you can get for a wheelchair and other expenses. If the accident was caused by someone else, you can get pain and suffering from his insurance company. Yes, losing your legs does qualify as pain and suffering.
Know your rights. Just because you don’t have any legs anymore doesn’t mean you don’t “have a leg to stand on” so to speak. It is tragic that your glorious sports car had to be traded in for a wheelchair, but that is what happens when you aren’t careful. Don’t make the same mistake again.