Being able to effectively cope with stress and rise above it is a rare gift. Many people react poorly to stress, or simply don’t have much experience with highly stressful situations. Others are well acquainted with work or school stress but have never had to face the truly terrifying pressure a personal injury can insert into your life.
People have every reason to be stressed after a personal injury. You’re in pain and are having to deal with doctors, rehabilitation, medical bills and maybe even limited mobility. Your car was likely totaled or seriously damaged in a car wreck or truck accident, so now you have to shop and pay for a new vehicle or get your damaged vehicle repaired.
You might be out of work while you recover, which could mean you’re no longer getting a paycheck. That means on top of everything else you might be dealing with an angry landlord or creditors who are calling you or knocking on your door.
Plus, you’ll likely be forced to deal with pushy insurance company representatives who aren’t above threats or aggressive negotiation tactics to convince you to settle for less than you deserve.
All of these things combined make auto accidents – or any personal injuries – hugely stressful situations for most people.
Maybe the best way to manage stress after a personal injury accident is to talk with our team at the Dressie Law Firm. We’ve represented hundreds of Atlanta residents in similar situations. We know how to help you get back on your feet and recover.
In addition to talking with a personal injury lawyer, there are several other strategies that might help you better cope with the stress of an injury.
Identify and Understand the Source of Your Stress
The silver lining of personal injury stress is it’s easy to identify the source. You know why you’re stressed, whether it’s because you can’t pay your rent, your car is wrecked or both. Understanding the scope and source of your problems will be vital for the next steps.
Try to Be Positive
This may sound trite and dismissive considering what you’re going through after a personal injury, but experts do encourage people in stressful situations to focus on the good things in their life. You might have trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel right now, but maybe you have a spouse, children, parents, family members, friends or pets who can help bring your life happiness and meaning during a tough time.
Maybe the best way to deal with your stress is by actively taking steps to eliminate the cause of your stress. If money problems and health care bills stemming from your accident are causing you stress, you’ll start feeling better when you overcome those hurdles. Personal injury lawyers are often key to getting the money you need to overcome financial stress.
Be Careful When Attempting Action on Your Own
Insurance companies want you to accept the smallest settlement possible for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. They don’t want to pay the full value of your case if they can avoid it. They also know how stressed you’re feeling and use that stress to pressure you into accepting less than you deserve.
Accepting the small insurance company settlement might alleviate your stress temporarily, but when that money runs out and you still have more accident debt and expenses left to pay, your stress will be back.
Work with a personal injury lawyer who can ensure you aren’t taken advantage of by the insurance company. We want to help you take action and get all the compensation you need to put an end to the stress your personal injury caused.
Regaining Control Is Important
It’s not uncommon for people involved in serious accidents to feel as if their entire existence has been subsumed by this one terrible event. Feeling as if you’re back in the driver seat of your life is hugely important for alleviating personal injury stress. Taking steps to get the compensation you deserve is the best way to regain control of your situation and start making progress towards normalcy.
Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here for You
At the Dressie Law Firm, we’re well aware of how stressful personal injuries can be for you and your family. We strive to help our clients feel like they’re proactively involved in getting their life back to normal by being communicative and transparent about their cases.
Having a personal injury attorney who keeps you in the dark about your case’s progress can be almost as stressful as your injury. You’ll never be ignored by your attorney at the Dressie Law Firm.
Schedule your free personal injury case evaluation by calling us at 770-756-6333.