If you have been in an accident, you have likely already experienced your life upended by circumstances beyond your control. What is within your control, however, is how you handle the next steps. There are some things you can do to help your situation and find the resources you will need to move forward.
Call the Legal Experts
If you have been in an accident of any type, you need legal assistance. Knowing every parameter and nuance regarding personal injury law is impossible, that is why you leave it to the legal experts to take the lead. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine want to help you.
Even if you are unsure of your rights, it is always in your best interest to contact a lawyer after an accident, companies like Accident.com are one way to start off this process so you can figure out the next steps. There are many areas of interest regarding your incident that they will discuss with you, including the other party’s responsibilities regarding:
- Duty of care
- Failure to uphold the previously mentioned duty
- Causation or carelessness
- Damages, which are financial or non-financial consequences of your injury
Call in Reinforcements
You are always there for your friends and family members whenever they need something. You are a rock for others, and you may need a reminder or two that it is ok to ask for reciprocation. If you need help, it is time to ask for it. Should you be uncomfortable with that request, ask a trusted person in your life to do so on your behalf.
Request others to sign up to provide healthy meals with minimal effort on your part for warming and serving. Even just stopping by to give you some much-needed human interaction if you are cooped up due to an injury can help lift your spirits. And remember, when people ask, “What do you need?” or “How can I help you?” you can tell them what you really need.
If you find that you are uncomfortable asking others for help, watch this video for useful insight on why you should ask for assistance and how you can become more comfortable with the process.
If you are short on helpers or need more care and assistance than they are able to give you, contact a professional care agency. Always do your research before engaging with any company to ensure you are working with a vetted and safe agency. They will discuss your current situation, medical diagnosis, and care needs to match you with the best care provider. This may include the following:
- Help shopping for groceries (or ordering them) and preparing meals.
- Cleaning your home, doing laundry, etc.
- Providing personal care and hygiene tasks.
- Medication administration.
- Personal and family transportation to appointments and school, etc.
- Caring for your pets.
Be proactive and make planning for an accident a priority. If you do not have the luxury of time, take these tips to heart and get the help you need and deserve. Contact the legal experts to guide you, ask your loved ones for assistance, and seek expert help. Take advantage of the services available to you when you need them most.