If you have been involved in a traumatic accident, chances are your life is no longer as it once was, but rather a different version of it. Your daily routine may be different, your lifestyle may involve physical therapies, and you may no longer be able to perform the job you once had as a result of physical limitations. In spite of all of these traumatic changes, know that you can still live a fulfilling, happy life. The key to your success is finding your own happiness and balance under new circumstances.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you handle it.” Even though it may be hard to realize this immediately following a traumatic, life-changing event, know that this advice still holds true – you may just have more to handle than you did before. You may not want to deal with the unfortunate cards you have been dealt, but if you choose a positive route, your life can and will get better.
First and foremost, you need to heal your body. Do whatever you can to recover from injuries, such as attending physical therapy sessions, resting, exercising and anything else that your doctor prescribes for you. Next, if you are out of work and concerned about your finances, you may want to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can determine if you are eligible to receive any kind of financial compensation for your injuries and lost time and wages from your job.
In fact, one Florida personal injury lawyer offers not only a free consultation, but does not collect a fee until they win money for you. With many attorneys taking this same approach, you have nothing to lose.
Financial stress can cause your traumatic experience to become even more frustrating. When you allow a professional to handle these concerns for you, and possibly mange the red tap of insurance companies, then you will be free to focus on healing yourself mind, body and soul.
Find your new balance.
It will be challenging at first as you learn to manage your new physical limitations or injuries, so it is important to keep a positive mindset. Reach out to others who have been through a similar situation so you can get the encouragement and positive reinforcement you need on your most difficult days.
Allow others to help you.
You may be accustomed to being the breadwinner of your family or being in charge of other aspects of daily life. If you are no able longer to maintain all your usual duties, accept help from family and friends who are willing to pitch in. This may be a challenge, especially if you are not used to receiving help from anyone. But, remind yourself that your loved ones want to help you. They may feel helpless in your physical recovery, but allowing them to cook meals, or drive you to doctor’s appointments – anything that will help you – will also help the people who care about you feel useful and needed.
The road to recovery is not an easy one, nor is it quick and painless. How you manage your new circumstances is the key to finding your new balance; your new happiness in life. Stay focused on your long-term goals and celebrate every accomplishment, no matter how small.
Melanie Fleury writes this article in hopes that others will be able to recover from an injury faster than she was able to do. Florida personal injury lawyer Steinger, Iscoe and Greene share information on what steps to take after being in an accident and what you should know before speaking to the insurance company.