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Coping with the Physical and Emotional Impact of a Personal Injury

Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, animal attack, slip and fall, or other incident, trying to adjust to the reality of a personal injury is difficult. Depending on the severity of your injury and the amount of support you have, you and your family may be in for a long road of healing and recovery.

However, you don’t have to do it alone. With a strong personal injury lawyer on your side, you can fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident. Learn more about your options now by calling the Masters Law Firm in West Virginia at 304-342-3106 or toll free at 1-800-342-3106.

Taking Care of Your Physical Health

A number of challenges come with a physical injury. Getting pain levels under control is a challenge and struggling with limited mobility may leave you feeling agitated and dependent on others. The best thing you can do is seek medical care and follow your care providers’ recommendations.

This may mean taking time off of work and resting at home to get your pain levels under control. You may also need to go to physical or occupational therapy to regain mobility and independence, particularly if you have sustained serious injuries.

If your injuries prevent you from taking care of daily tasks, you may need to seek assistance. This may be as easy as having your spouse pick up extra tasks around the house or asking a trusted family member to come by after work. However, if your care needs are more demanding, consider hiring a personal care aide to help you with medication administration, showering, food prep, and more.

Handling the Emotional Challenges of a Personal Injury

While many accident victims anticipate the physical limitations of an injury, few are prepared for the toll it takes on their mental and emotional health. Being injured is traumatizing, even if your injuries could have been worse.

For example, being in a car accident and having a broken arm is not the worst-case scenario—however, this can still cause mental anguish and trauma to a victim. Furthermore, knowing that “it could have been worse” may add even more guilt to the mental stress they are already feeling, compounding their anxiety.

Your to-do list may be long in the weeks and months after an injury, but if you are struggling to manage your emotions, counseling is a good use of your time. It is extremely common for those who are injured to need assistance when it comes to understanding their injuries, grappling with the loss of control, and the emotional fallout of an accident.

Taking this step can also be beneficial to your family. Accident victims may take out their stress and other negative emotions on their loved ones, and attending counseling allows them to shield their family members from their anger and outbursts.

The Financial Support You’ll Need to Adjust to Your Injury

Recovering from an injury and truly giving yourself the tools to get back to normal requires money—and the more serious your injuries are, the more money you’ll need. That is why it is so important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Without proper compensation for the injuries you have suffered, you could be left footing these bills on your own. When you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence, we believe they should be responsible for making you whole.

Generally, it’s better to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Once the other party’s insurance company starts contacting you, they’re already trying to get you to accept a low settlement and waive your right to sue. Anything you say to them can be used against you, weakening your chances of getting a fair settlement.

Your attorney can look over the evidence you have, analyze your claim, and build a case that will make insurance companies take you seriously. A fair settlement should give you enough to cover your medical bills, lost income, and other expenses caused by the accident.

Turn to the Masters Law Firm for Help with Your West Virginia Personal Injury Case

The sooner you hire an attorney after your accident, the sooner they can start fighting for the compensation you deserve. Set up a consultation now by calling the Masters Law Firm at 304-342-3106 or toll free at 1-800-342-3106 or messaging us online.