Unless you know for sure that you will never face the consequences of an accident and never be ill, you do need disability insurance. Here are the three ways that anyone can benefit from paying the premiums requested by the company that has promised to deliver the long term benefits.
The payments from the insurance company can serve as a supplement to what gets paid to an accident victim.
Payments for loss of income do not ensure access to the full income, just a part of it. If a car has been lost, you get paid for the value of the car, not the value of a new vehicle. You must spend time going to various doctors and getting the prescribed treatments. How can you be compensated for all of that time?
Insurance money covers you until you get a monetary award
Even if a victim can expect to receive a sizeable compensation, that will not be available right away. The settlement gets recovered when the negotiations or trial have ended. In the meantime, the insurance money can prove quite useful, if not essential.
If you do not get injured, you could still get sick
If you are told to use bed rest as a treatment, you will have a lengthy recovery. You cannot work and earn money during that time. Your insurance payments will have to serve as source of income. The doctor’s prognosis could also showcase the need for long term disability benefits. It could be that your condition might worsen as you get older. If that is the case, then you could be line for developing a more severe disability. Once you had reached that point, you would definitely need the money that would be delivered to the holder of a long term disability insurance policy.
Is it ever too early to buy such a policy?
Technically no, any person could become the victim of an accident at any time. Still, a young person with a mild condition, one that could worsen over time, might lack the self- confidence to buy a long term insurance policy. His or her parents might suggest that it would be a foolish investment. Even if that young person went forward with the purchase, the same parents might keep insisting that the money for the premiums could be better spent on something else. Hence that valuable policy might get sold. Only later would the former policy holder realize that his or her understanding of a given medical condition had been greater than that of either parent.
Unfortunately such knowledge is of little value at that point. Still, the same knowledge can be shared with others, either orally or in written form. And having a good Injury Lawyer in Brampton can help.