Ways to cope with a new disability

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2020 | Injuries

Far too many Issaquah-area residents are injured in car accidents. Although many of these individuals are able to quickly recover from relatively minor injuries, some car accident victims are left with permanent disabilities. This can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating, and adjusting to one’s new life can be profoundly challenging.

If you’ve been disabled in a wreck, then you know that tasks that were once easy can become challenging or impossible. You may find yourself overwhelmed with stress and feeling like you have no control over your life. But this is not the case. You still control your life. If you are struggling to cope with your newfound condition, though, take this into consideration:

  • You need time to mourn your injury: It is okay to feel the variety of emotions that accompany the sudden onset of a disability. Do not try to suppress them, but recognize that you may have good days and bad days.
  • There are ways to reduce your disability’s impact: Seek out any new technologies and medical equipment that makes your new life easier, whether that is a new wheelchair or some sort of prosthetic. These devices can get you closer to what was once your normal life. Also, accept that conquering your new condition will take time. Be patient with yourself.
  • You do not have to be afraid to ask for help: You may not want to burden others with your limitations, but there are people who love and support you. They will do anything to help make your life easier. Taking advantage of them and medical professionals does not mean that you are weak or incapable of dealing with your situation.

 With these considerations in mind, you can hopefully find comfort in life despite your disability. That is not to say that the process will be easy, especially given the fact that securing the treatment and assistance you need can be costly. This may be problematic given the fact that you may be limited in your employment options.

If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, then you may be able to recover compensation through a successful personal injury claim. Pursuing a legal claim can be difficult and time-consuming, but it can be crucial for helping you get the resources you need to cope with your disability in the long term


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