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How Emotions Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

| Jan 8, 2021 | Personal Injury

The traumatic experience of being injured in an accident or dealing with the death or injury of a loved one after an accident can affect your daily life in many ways. At Grimes Yeoman, we understand that our personal injury clients are dealing with not just physical pain and financial loss, but in many cases, emotional turmoil as well. Here are some insights from our years of experience representing plaintiffs to help you handle your emotions after experiencing a personal injury.

Seek help

Help can come from friends, family, or professionals. It can be therapeutic to talk about your experience. Speak with people you trust like a loved one, a religious advisor, or a therapist rather than social media. Using social media to express your emotions and post about  the accident can negatively affect your personal injury case.

You should also turn to an experienced personal injury attorney for help evaluating and handling your personal injury claim. If you have questions about your case as it progresses, ask your attorney. He or she has guided others through the similar experiences and may be able to point you toward other helpful resources.

Do not let your emotions disadvantage you

You may experience anger or depression after an accident. Do not act out in anger when you speak to others involved in your case like your insurance company. Take time to cool off and speak with an attorney. Do not hire an attorney hastily because you are angry and impatient for a result. Thoughtfully research an attorney or a firm before you hire them.

If you experience depression, do not let that prevent you from seeking whatever help you need, including legal advice. You only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit after an accident, so speak with an attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations.  It is easier to gather evidence sooner rather than later after an accident and your attorney can help with that.

Focus on your recovery

The most important thing in your life is your mental and physical wellbeing. Get rest and be diligent about seeking and staying consistent with your medical treatment. Do not forget about the other parts of your life. Continue to take joy in your hobbies, exercise, and time with friends and family. Journal, meditate, or attend religious services. Find an attorney whom you trust that you can allow to handle the legal side of your personal injury, so you can focus on those parts of your life that are most meaningful to you.

The attorneys at the law firm of Grimes Yeoman focus on putting you first. If you have experienced a personal injury and are looking for advice specific to you and your case, you can reach our experienced attorneys by phone at (704) 321-4878 or contact us online for more information.