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5 Ways Back to Pre-Accident Normalcy

Posted on: July 24, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

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Until you have been involved in an accident it is nearly impossible to understand just how much upheaval it can cause in your life. Of course, you will have medical bills and need time to recover, but there is a myriad of other problems you may face as a result of your accident.

Getting back to pre-accident normalcy may not even be your top priority. However, if you do not attempt to do so it can result in further unnecessary complications in your life. Recovering after an accident and getting your life back to normal may prove difficult and frustrating, and how long it takes will largely depend on the nature and severity of the accident.

If you want to get back to pre-accident normalcy it is important to set realistic expectations. Attempting to recover from a serious accident too quickly may end up setting your recovery back. Each accident victim has their own individual needs, so be sure to think in terms of how your accident has specifically impacted your life.

To help you have the best chance of recovery, here are five ways to get back to pre-accident normalcy.

Consider Therapy

After an accident, most victims will concentrate on medical rehabilitation. While these types of treatment will help your body recover, they do not address the emotional impact of your accident. Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition which commonly develops in victims of an accident after the event.

Therapy can aid both physical and emotional recovery after an accident. Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and similar therapies are all effective ways of dealing with anxiety after an accident.

Speak to your Employer

One of the main challenges in recovering from an accident is returning to pre-accident normalcy at work. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have some difficult decisions ahead of you about the direction of your career.

Employers are typically understanding of the challenges you may face after an accident. Make sure to have a discussion with your doctor about the impacts of your injuries on your work life. You can then ask for a meeting with your employer to discuss timescales for returning to work and any reasonable adjustments you may need in the workplace.

Document Everything

While you are busy concentrating on your recovery from an accident, there are bills mounting up that will need to be paid. If returning to pre-accident normalcy involves making an insurance or compensation claim, the process can be long and tedious.

Keeping accurate records is a must when it comes to any sort of legal battle. You should keep a diary of your pain, including any visits to doctors, hospitals, or therapists. It is also essential that you keep financial records relating to any medical bills or repair costs for damage to property.

Swallow your Pride

If you need help, ask for it. You are not doing yourself any favors by struggling on your own after an accident. If family or friends are in a position to help you in any way, accept their help so that you can concentrate on your recovery.

Refusing to accept help will only prolong your recovery, and will likely result in you becoming emotionally and physically overwhelmed. Reach out to family and friends to help you shoulder the burden.

Legal Help

Seek legal representation from an experienced injury lawyer. An accident lawyer can help you receive compensation for your injuries and damages. Any compensation you receive will go a long way towards getting you back to pre-accident normalcy.

Edwards & Patterson can represent you in your fight for fair compensation. Contact our offices if you have had an accident so we can begin working on your case.

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