Coping with the Physical and Emotional Impact of a Personal Injury
You are going along with your day just like normal. That is, until the day becomes anything but normal.
Maybe you are hit by another car on your way to the grocery store. Your child is struck by a school bus, your husband is in a big box store when a large box falls on him from overhead.
Unfortunately, these are everyday events for someone, and it is a personal injury law firm that can help seek compensation at this difficult time.
You may be in a healing mode for a long time and that means you will need assets to see you through.
Whether you no longer have the breadwinner working or you are facing mounting medical bills and follow-up therapy, a compassionate personal injury attorney such as J. Allan Brown can help you fight for the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party. This will at least make the healing process a little more manageable.
The Physical Impact of Personal Injury
You may need assistance during your recovery phase. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, for example, there will be repeated visits to the doctor to make sure the healing is going well. In the unfortunate case of being hit by a large, heavy falling object, specialists will assess whether you are suffering traumatic brain injury.
A traumatic brain injury or TBI, can be one of the difficult health challenges one faces and TBI can come from a number of personal injury mishaps such as a fall, a car or truck accident, a motorcycle accident, or even a playground accident.
While a broken leg will eventually recover most of the time, there is no assurance that the brain will. Expect your medical providers to recommend you stay home from work and go to physical or occupational therapy while your injury heals.
You will need to keep providing for your family while you mend. Your personal injury law firm will be working on your case to seek compensation from the insurer of the at-fault party. Make sure you work closely with them so that there is no lag in your household funds.
If your personal injury causes you to require stay-at-home help you may need to hire an aide to help with the simple tasks of life such as food preparation and personal hygiene.
Following doctor’s orders is the best way to regain your mental and physical strength to return to the life you once knew.
The Emotional Impact of Personal Injury
Being impacted by a personal injury represents a setback both emotionally and physically. You may be traumatized and anxious about how you will support your family. You may be worried if life will ever be back to normal. You may feel depressed missing the life you once lived.
Depending on the severity of the accident, you may be suffering from PTSD, or post-traumatic-stress disorder. You may be suffering from guilt that you can’t live up to your obligations or you did something stupid that led to you being injured.
If a loved one has been injured, there will be countless ways you might say “what if” and even blame yourself for the accident. All you can do is move forward and vow whatever happened in the past will serve as a lesson for the future. It might be wise to seek counseling to help you understand and grapple with the emotional fallout of the accident.
The Financial Impact of a Personal Injury
As soon as you call, attorney J. Allan Brown, you can get started on seeking the compensation you will need for you and your family to recover from your accident.
You may hear from the other side’s insurance company. Rest assured that they are not looking out for your best interests. In fact, they might offer you a “low-ball” offer to try to make the case go away.
Do not be fooled into thinking the insurance company has your back. They do not. Any conversations you have with a representative, no matter how nice they are and how compassionate they seem, can be used against you.
J. Allan Brown will help analyze your accident and your claim. He has the experience to build a case to present to the insurance company for the other side to maximize your compensation for lost wages, medical bills, further therapy and property loss.
Set up a time to speak with him to understand your options. A consultation carries no cost to you and may provide you with light to see more clearly into your future. Call our Mobile Alabama office at 251-220-3199 to get started.