It’s incredible how fast life can change; in just an instant, everything you’re used to can be altered. That is exactly the case for those living with a permanent disability from a car accident. In the blink of an eye, an accident can occur, and now life is forever changed. Living with a permanent disability will impact every aspect of your life, making it even harder to cope.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can make things a little easier on yourself as you learn to live with a permanent disability following a car accident.
Seek Emotional Help – Don’t Go It Alone
The first tip is to seek emotional help. All too often people focus on the physical aspects of a permanent disability, but there is a massive emotional impact as well. It’s normal to feel anger, a sense of loss and even depression following a car accident. You are in a sense of mourning, coming to terms with the lifestyle you lost and what your new life looks like.
Talking to a close friend or family member can be very helpful, but you may need more than that. A therapist or a support group can be extremely wise to reach out to, even if just temporarily.
Ask Plenty of Questions – Feel Comfortable About Your Treatment Plan
Even though your disability is permanent, there’s a good chance you will be dealing with some sort of medical treatment plan either in the short term or long term. Ask plenty of questions, and make sure you feel comfortable with the route forward. You may be working with a team of healthcare professionals such as doctors, physical therapists and occupational therapists and they all need to be on the same page.
Find Things You Love and Enjoy
The path forward can’t be all about recovery and healing; you also need to give yourself an emotional and physical break. That means finding things you love to do such as hobbies and activities that fill you with joy.
Make Sure You Get Fair and Reasonable Compensation
If you’re a victim in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Living with a permanent disability means you will likely deal with costly medical expenses for the rest of your life. Your disability may also affect your ability to work now and in the future, which means your lifestyle will be vastly different than you pictured.
Filing a claim against the negligent driver/party is highly advisable, but going up against a big insurance company is never an easy feat. This is why we here at CD Law want to help. We have experience in personal injury cases just like yours, and we know what it takes to win. Your focus should be on recovering, not the ins and outs of a claim and the settlement.
Be sure to visit us in person at 445 S Figueroa Street Suite 2520 Los Angeles, CA 90071.
You can also call now for a free consultation on (888) 200-9431.