“Life Impact” of Being Injured in an Auto Accident
Being seriously injured or losing a loved one in a car accident, trucking accident or motorcycle accident is like many things in life, unless and until you go through it and experience it yourself, you really have no idea what it is truly like. Being seriously injured in a car accident affects your life Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, Spiritually and Financially – Life Impact.
The most obvious part the Life Impact of being injured is, of course, the physical part – the physical injuries you suffer. However, what is not commonly known is how much an injured back, neck, knee or shoulder, etc. impacts an injured person overall quality of life daily.
What could you do before the accident that you cannot do now? What could you do without pain before the accident that now is painful and/or you can only do a little. That is the physical Life Impact.
The age of a person can be a major factor in how the physical injury impacts him or her. Generally speaking, the younger a person is the better they are able to recover from their injuries and the older a person is the more devastating a serious injury is.
The health a person can make a significant difference in how a serious injury changes their life. If a person is healthy at the time they are injured, then that person may heal more easily from their injuries and a serious injury may sometimes be able to be overcome. If a person is already dealing with a serious medical condition at the time they are injured in a car accident, then what would ordinarily be a small injury can become a major life-changing injury.
Being injured is mentally stressful. You are dealing with something that you have not dealt with before and know very little about. Add to that phone calls from your insurance company and the insurance company of the person who caused the car accident. All this while you are in the hospital trying to get treated for your injuries.
If you are a single adult, you have to try to deal with this yourself. If you are married, then your wife or husband has to deal with it as well as everything else they already deal with in your busy lives.
For my clients, I take all the stress and hassle of dealing with insurance companies away. The insurance companies communicate with me, not my injured clients. My clients don’t have to worry about any of those headaches at all. This is another valuable benefit of hiring an injury lawyer that greatly reduces the mental stress of dealing of being injured in a car accident.
Another service I provide in this area for my injured clients, when needed, is to connect them to a good mental health counselor who is trained to help them with the mental stress that comes from being seriously injured. This way, my clients are able to get the care they need in this area of the lives as well.
If you have been seriously injured, you know it can be a very emotionally challenging experience. It is, therefore, very understandable that being seriously injured causes many people to cry and have bouts of depression and insomnia. It can also be stressful to personal relationships.
How do you look? Your face? Your body? How do you feel about yourself? These are very personal questions that injured people ask themselves after they have been injured. There are often scars from the injuries themselves and scars from the surgery needed to repair the injuries. Scars change a person’s physical appearance and leave them feeling sad, very self-conscious and even depressed about how they look.
Can you exercise at all? If so, how often? How intensely? How does this change your daily life?
All of these things described, and more, are examples of how being injured can have a significant impact on your life. And, because your life is greatly changed, that in turn can affect the lives of your family and other close loved ones, as well as your friends and your job performance.
Many times, the emotional challenges of being seriously injured are not considered, let alone treated. That is unfortunate. It is important that the emotional ramifications of suffering a serious injury be considered and addressed.
When you are seriously injured, it may dramatically change you for the rest of your life.
This is a big one. The financial challenges that come with suffering a serious injury are big and often unknown to most people until they have to deal with it personally. Dealing with a serious injury can be financially very hard. Most people in the public who have not been injured often do not realize how financially devastating being injured can be.
Bills. Thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Of course, these bills are in addition to the monthly bills we already have for food, water, home and utilities. Having bills pile up, especially while you are injured, can be very stressful.
Missing Work. Many people who have been injured in a car crash often need to miss time from work to heal from their injuries and to get the healthcare they need. Of course, missing work means less money coming in for you and your family causing a variety of financial challenges.
Credit Damage. Being injured in a serious car wreck can damage your credit if healthcare bills are not paid timely.
To make matters worse, many times, especially in recent years, medical bills are quickly turned over by the healthcare provider to a collection company. That alone is bad enough and adds insult to the injuries you suffer, but worse, often the collection companies are disrespectful and “hound” you about the bills with seemingly constant calls and threatening letters.
The result often damages the injured person’s credit, because they simply cannot pay the medical bills from the car accident immediately.
Note: I do a few different things at my injury law firm to help minimize the risk of credit damage to my injury clients from healthcare bills. I also refer them to a credit repair company, if needed.
I believe that we are all spiritual beings. I further believe that our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical parts are all inseparably intertwined. Therefore, when something impacts us in one of these areas, all of them are affected.
If our physical body is seriously injured from an auto accident, our spiritual side will not be as strong and vibrant as it could be and we will not be as peaceful and happy as we could be and want to because we are out of balance.
If we are mentally in distress about money because injury bills are piling up and we don’t know how to deal with it, and because we don’t have an injury lawyer helping us, we are going to be spiritually out of balance too. The same goes with emotional distress and financial hardship.
From the challenges I have helped my injured clients go through, the financial, physical, mental, and emotional difficulties that come from being injured in a car accident can greatly impact one’s spiritual well being and happiness.
As lawyers we are often called “Counselors”; a part of being an injury lawyer that may be overlooked. However, it is a very important part of being a lawyer and a very important part of being an accident attorney.
As an injury lawyer, I get to counsel my injured clients as I help them through the Physical, Mental, Emotional, Financial and Spiritual – the Life Impact – challenges of being seriously injured or losing a loved one in a car accident.
It is rewarding to me personally and professionally to help my injured clients through one of the hardest times in their lives. In fact, it is an honor. It is one of the many reasons I like being an injury lawyer.
“I Wish I Was Never Injured, It’s Not Worth It.”
Many of my injured clients over the years have said that being injured was “not worth it.” That is the true reality of what it is like to be injured. That is the Life Impact of being seriously injured.
My goal for each of my injured clients is to help them recover from the full “Life Impact” of being injured in an accident and be happy.