We drive every day and take the risk, but we don’t think about it. Driving is simply an effective way to get from point A to point B in comfort. You don’t have to swelter on hot days or freeze your toes off during winter, and a trip that might have taken an hour to complete is finished in less than ten. Driving is amazing.
It’s also dangerous. In the U.S. alone, there is an average of 6 million car accidents, and of those car accidents, approximately 3 million people are injured. Sadder still, an estimated 90 people will die every day due to a horrible accident.
It’s a statistical probability that one day, we will all be in an auto accident, and when that happens, following this guide will be key to getting you back to your healthy, happy, beautiful self:
Let the Pros Take Lead
One of the best ways to start your recovery is to take the stress of the unknown out of the equation. Hiring injury lawyers from Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop is an ideal place to start. They will be able to walk you through the entire process and give you specific steps to take based on your individual case. For instance, if you were the victim of a horrible accident that was someone else’s fault, your lawyer will guide you through the many legal processes necessary to win you the compensation that you deserve.
Inform Your Employer, Creditors and Insurance Providers
Your lawyer will likely advise you to inform your employer, possibly your creditors, and of course, your insurance providers of your circumstances surrounding your horrible accident. They may be able to help you in this case by providing documentation and evidence of your injury, as well as evidence that you have legal representation to claim compensation. If not, creditors might negotiate a deal to either delay repayments or take a chunk of your settlement, instead.
Invest In Your Recovery
Compensation is calculated based on the financial costs you have personally incurred during your recovery from a horrible accident. For example, if you are going to need mobility aids or ongoing medical support for the rest of your life, this will be factored in. Pain and suffering, upfront costs, ongoing costs, and more, are all included in the sum that your lawyer will demand from the other party’s insurance company. That means you need to invest in your recovery. Physiotherapy and psychotherapy are two of the most highly recommended options available.
Find New Hobbies to Keep You Occupied
A restless mind can very well be one of the most dangerous aspects of any recovery. If you are used to being on your feet and constantly on the go, then being bedridden with a broken leg, or worse, is going to cut down on your spirit. Therefore, you need to find new ways to stay occupied that don’t overexert your body while it is still recovering. Keeping stimulated is key for mental health following a horrible accident, so try to learn something new, pick up a new hobby, and find ways to fill those holes that are temporarily out of bounds while you heal.
Recovery can take a long time, especially if it’s a traumatic brain injury, and it is important to give your body patience while it heals. Follow expert advice, leave the stressful parts to the professionals, and let yourself recover at your own pace.