If you suffered injuries following a serious car accident, you may feel anxious and overwhelmed regarding your medical bills, your inability to return to work resulting in lost wages, all accompanied by the pain and suffering you feel daily.
In many cases, accident victims feel compelled to return to work not only to receive income to pay for medical bills and expenses but also to return to the normalcy of life. However, making the decision to return to work following a serious car accident can actually cause more physical and emotional damage, and may result in even more catastrophic injuries. Take the time to consider the following before you return to work after a serious car accident.
Medical Attention Remains Critical
The most critical step you can take is seeking medical attention or medical evaluation following a serious car accident. Even if you do not feel that you are injuries are serious, in many cases, adrenaline can mask life-threatening injuries as victims. In some cases, very serious injuries can even take hours or days to manifest themselves. Additionally, many serious injuries following a car accident must receive immediate treatment or a victim suffers permanent damage.
Physical and Emotional Health
Returning to work too quickly after a serious car accident can actually cause physical and medical conditions to worsen. In some cases, victims actually exacerbate their medical conditions causing permanent damage. One example of this is victims that suffer from traumatic brain injuries following an accident. If the brain is not allowed to rest appropriately, permanent damage can occur.
Always follow the advice of your medical doctor, and make sure not to return to work until they determine it is safe for you to do so. Additionally, many victims of car accidents suffer from a post-traumatic stress disorder and other emotional challenges. The violence of a car accident can cause severe emotional trauma in victims, which requires mental health therapy and treatment. Make sure to take the time you need following a car accident to protect and heal your mental health peer.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
If you are concerned about money or income following a serious car accident, we can help provide you with options that may be available to you at the federal or state level. The most important aspect of your life is your health following a serious car accident. Contact an experienced attorney at Groth Law at (414) 768-2727 for a free consultation today, and learn how we can help you with your case.