For many victims of personal injury, there are obvious repercussions: fear, pain, and mounting medical bills. But there are other, less obvious ways a personal injury can affect your life. Although unpleasant to think about, it is important to seek out an attorney who can help you make the transition into your potentially altered lifestyle and get you the benefits you deserve.
Oftentimes, you may be unable to work or lose your job. Aside from the lack of income, not working can isolate you from friends and co-workers, which could lead to depression and other forms of emotional stress.
Additionally, you may not be able to participate in the activities you once enjoyed because of pain or disability, and you may have to rely on people to perform what used to be simple daily tasks. You might also become addicted to your pain medication and experience side effects and mood swings.
Lastly, brain injuries especially could make it difficult to concentrate, cause insomnia, or throw off the chemical balance of the brain, which could lead to anxiety and depression.
If you have been injured, it is important to seek prompt medical as well as legal assistance. You may not be able to control how the injury impacts your lifestyle, but you can get financial resources that will help you adjust to the changes.