Home Modifications and Accommodations After an Auto Accident
Q: We had to renovate our house to accommodate my injuries from a car accident. Are these damages recoverable?
A: In some cases, construction or reconstruction of one’s living quarters may be necessary due to injuries incurred. For example, if you are paralyzed due to an accident and confined to a wheelchair, steps or stairs may have to be eliminated, or the doors widened. Special bathroom facilities may also need to be constructed and special kitchen facilities or a special bed. However, these expenditures may be recoverable.