You were traveling to see a loved one, and you had an excited day planned. As you hopped out of your vehicle and entered a parking lot at a local gas station, a driver that was not looking up came driving toward you at a relatively high speed for the area. You were in an unusual position and couldn’t get out of the way, so the driver ended up hitting and pinning you against your vehicle.
You know that you’re fortunate to be alive, but it’s still very frustrating to be hit by a negligent driver. You have no feeling from your waist down, and you are at a loss for how to deal with the crushing injuries, pain and depression that you feel.
You are not alone in this struggle. Your story is much like many others’ who have gone through similar situations. You’re caught off-guard, and now you have a serious injury that may take many months or years to recover from. You may be left permanently disabled.
What do you do when you’re a victim of a personal injury?
It is important to talk to your attorney about your injuries and all the ways that they have impacted you. You’re human, and that means you’re going to have good days and bad days. With healing and the injuries you’ve suffered, it’s expected that you may suffer from emotional trauma on top of everything else. Filing a claim for compensation can help you balance your finances while you focus on all aspects of your recovery.
Our website has more on personal injuries and what you can do to seek a claim.