You Can Make A Big Difference In Your Own Recovery Process
After a car accident, you may be laid up in a hospital for a while. You may be unable to care for yourself temporarily or even permanently. You may not know what happened to your car or how your transportation needs will be met in the near future. You may not know when — or whether — you will be able to return to work.
Life can feel out of control after a car wreck, in fact. But this is a fallacy. There are, in fact, many things you can do to promote your own recovery. You will discover these as you go along, but remember: Never give up! Every day, find the courage to move forward to maximum healing and recovery of a self-sustaining lifestyle.
To begin with, here are some ways to help yourself recover as soon and as well as you can:
- Follow experts’ advice on what to do after a car accident, such as by documenting the scene of the accident and writing or recording your recollections as soon as you can, before you forget details.
- Cooperate with medical care providers and therapists. Do not miss appointments. Follow through with exercises they prescribe.
- Keep a log of how you feel each day. Are you able to move your neck more than before? Are you struggling with chronic pain or other complications? Write it down as evidence of your challenges.
- Keep records of your contributions to improving, such as by taking prescribed medications or going to therapy sessions.
- Get the rest and relaxation you need for your body to heal as well as it can. This may mean staying home from work longer than you expected, relaxing your housekeeping standards a bit or getting household help. It may mean letting go of optional activities. Let your family, friends and coworkers help you out in any ways that they are willing to — and pursue compensation to pay for professional help as needed.
- Work closely with your personal injury attorney. This may mean helping to gather and contact eyewitnesses who can testify about your state of health before and after the accident. It may mean learning enough about your case to be ready to make a decision to accept or reject a settlement offer. It also means consulting with your lawyer before discussing your accident in detail with any insurance company. Collaboration with your lawyer can affect the outcome of your case. Choose your attorney carefully and be prepared to do your part.
Collaborate With Your Doctors And Personal Injury Attorney For Best Results
Glenda Mitchell Law Firm has helped many people recover compensation after suffering injuries in car accidents. The firm offers free consultations. We would like to hear from you and share ways you can accelerate your recovery process. Call us in Cartersville, Georgia, at 770-694-1883 or in Greenville, South Carolina, at 864-326-3073. You may also use our contact form to schedule a conversation with our attorney at either office or in your home or hospital if you are unable to travel.