Have you been involved in a pedestrian accident? Are you still on the road to recovery in terms of physical and emotional trauma? Unfortunately, it can be a long and difficult journey for those involved in a pedestrian accident, with many setbacks along the way. So, what can you do to aid in the process and help it to go as smoothly as possible? Here are some effective and essential tips that will help you overcome trauma and injury after a pedestrian accident.
Advocate for Yourself and Seek Proper Medical Attention
During the initial aftermath of a pedestrian accident, you will likely find yourself visiting the emergency room or urgent care. While that is fine at the moment, and good for the initial medical attention, if your injuries are extensive or more complex, you need to advocate for yourself. You may need to see a specialist or specific types of medical providers for the proper diagnosis, treatment plan and assistance.
Take It Easy – Prioritize the Healing Process
Because people lead such busy lives, it can be difficult to convince yourself you need to take it easy. The problem with rushing back to your routine is that it may be too soon, and it may be asking too much of your body. This can set you back in terms of recovery, making the process longer, more painful and more complex. Learn how to listen to yourself and know when you’ve had enough, and you need to rest.
Not Every Injury Is Visible
Keep in mind that not all injuries and trauma are visible. Your physical wounds and issues may heal, but your mental state of mind can take much longer. You have gone through a traumatic life event, and depending on how serious it was (serious bone fracture, brain injury, back injury or paralysis to name a few), your entire life may look different going forward. This can be hard to cope with, which is why you need a strong support system.
Opening up to friends and family about how you feel is a good idea, but you may also want to talk to a professional counsellor or therapist. They can help you to work through your emotions healthily.
Are You Eligible for Compensation?
A big source of stress during the personal injury recovery process can be wrapped up in the cost of medical bills. This is why it’s important to look into whether you can file a claim against the negligent party and if you’re eligible for compensation. Compensation is meant to cover such things as medical bills, lost time at work due to injuries, loss of enjoyment in your life, pain and suffering and vocational rehabilitation if applicable.
You’ll want to speak to a lawyer fairly soon after the accident so that you can go over the details while they are fresh in your mind. You’ll also be advised as to whether you have a case.
You can visit our Binder Law Group offices at 16633 Ventura Blvd. #602 Encino, CA 91436 or call now for a free consultation on (818) 659-8588.