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How injuries from a car accident could turn your life upside down

On Behalf of | Aug 28, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A car accident could be a life-changing moment for anyone — and not in a good way. In that split second, when a crash occurs, your life could be turned upside down. Depending on the extent of your injuries, a wreck may mean adjusting to a whole new life.

Below are some of the possible consequences of a car accident.

Permanent disability

Injuries to the spinal cord or brain could leave you permanently disabled. In addition, you could lose a limb after a car accident which can seriously affect the quality of your life. Living with a disability comes with its own set of challenges besides reduced mobility, and you may find it hard to adjust.

Financial problems

Some injuries require specialized care, while others may need rehabilitation after treatment. You could be staring at substantial medical bills, not to mention the loss of income when recuperating. All these could significantly dent your finances, and you might not be able to recover financially. If you need long-term care or have an extended recovery, you may not even be able to return to work.

Emotional turmoil

Following a car accident that left you with debilitating injuries, your mental health is likely to be affected. The trauma experienced can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and if the injuries lead to disability, stress may creep in as you figure out how to live with a condition you didn’t have before. Also, your self-esteem and confidence on the road may be significantly affected. For some, getting behind the wheel elicits memories of the tragedy, and they never get to drive again.

How can you move on after a bad wreck?

It is normal to look for answers when you find yourself in a life-changing situation. However, in the end, life has to move on. Exploring the options at your disposal for financial compensation could put you in a better place as you pursue justice. While no amount of compensation may not change some things, it will go a long way in making your life more comfortable.