5 Surprising Ways a Car Accident Can Change Your Life
A car accident can have a devastating impact on virtually every aspect of your life. In addition to the physical harm left in their wake, motor-vehicle collisions can also cause emotional and psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These issues can make it difficult to cope with the aftermath of the accident and can lead to problems at work, at home, and in your relationships.
There are also financial consequences of getting hurt. From racking up hefty medical bills to missing week after week of work, the associated costs can add up fast.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the less talked about ways that a crash can change your life:
1. A Loss of Independence
If your injuries are severe, you may need to rely on others for help with daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and cooking. This can be a difficult adjustment, especially if you were self-sufficient before the crash.
Keep in mind, however, that all reasonably necessary replacement services are recoverable. That means if you weren’t to blame for the crash and you intend on suing the party that was, you should save all the invoices and receipts from the help you hire so you can be compensated for the added expense.
2. Emotional Distress
Car accidents tend to be traumatic events that cause emotional distress. You may experience feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and depression. You may also have flashbacks or nightmares about the accident, which can seriously hurt your quality of life.
3. Financial Struggles
The economic damages can be overwhelming after a collision. Thankfully, if you’re unable to work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to disability benefits. You may also be able to sue the at-fault driver for damages to cover your expenses.
4. Lifestyle Changes
A car accident can force you to make changes to your lifestyle. You may need to modify your home or car to accommodate your injuries. You may also need to give up certain activities that you used to enjoy. These changes can be difficult to adjust to, but they could be necessary to improve your quality of life in the long run.
5. A Loss of Trust
After getting hurt in a wreck through no fault of your own, you may have difficulty trusting other drivers. You may also be afraid to get back behind the wheel. These fears can make it difficult to resume your normal life.
Speak with a West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer
If your life has been changed in countless ways by car accident injuries, you deserve justice. For help holding the liable parties accountable, turn to Donaldson & Weston.
A compassionate lawyer on our team will evaluate the situation, explain your rights, and then help you determine how best to seek the compensation you deserve. Call 561-299-3999 or submit our Contact Form to schedule a free initial consultation with a car accident attorney in West Palm Beach.