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8 Ways A Car Accident Can Change Your Life That You May Not Have Considered

It’s somewhat easy to see how the immediate aftermath of a Florida car accident can shake things up a bit, but what’s more difficult to realize are the lasting effects. For days, weeks, months, or even years after the accident, you could still be dealing with ramifications caused by the accident and the injuries you’ve sustained. 8 ways a car accident can change your life that you may not have considered are:

• Getting around without your car – While this may seem like an obvious change, some may not realize just how often they truly rely on their vehicle. Immediately following the accident one may wonder how they’re going to get to work or pick up the kids from school, but what about picking up dinner? Helping out friends and family? Going to the bank? Getting to appointments? Until your car is repaired or replaced, you may be bumming more rides than you realize.

• Your lack of time – Between finding rides here and there, your time will be taken up by a barrage of appointments, pharmacy trips, meetings with your car accident attorney, gathering evidence, and other obligations. Up until your settlement is reached, this is like to continue, and if your injuries are severe, they may continue for months or years after.

• Lasting emotional impact – Experiencing a car accident can also have a lasting emotional impact that many don’t prepare for. Even for the toughest or most resilient individuals, the trauma of a car accident can cause PTSD, depression, and severe anxieties surrounding driving or getting into a car again. These emotional impacts will often need to be worked out professionally with the help of a therapist or medication.

• Lasting physical impact – Serious car accident injuries can have lasting physical impacts that persist for years after the accident, the settlement, and immediate medical interventions. Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones requiring surgery, back injuries, neck injuries, and amputations are just some common car accident injuries that can dramatically change one’s life permanently or for a very long time.

• Experiencing the death of a loved one – Experiencing the death of a loved one in a Florida car accident is something that no person can truly expect to completely recover from, but the impact of such an event is one that many cannot fathom unless they’ve experienced it. From a parent to a friend, to a spouse, losing a loved one as part of a car accident may cause lasting trauma, depression, PTSD, and anxiety for the duration of one’s life.

• Long legal or settlement battles – After a Florida car accident, one may assume their car insurance policy will cover their damages without much fanfare, but this is rarely the case. Even in somewhat minor injury cases, the negotiations process to obtain a necessary settlement amount can be daunting. By obtaining the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney, you’re allowing yourself the best chance at a smooth settlement, but it still may take more time than you’d like. In serious injury cases where a lawsuit is pursued, these cases may take months or years when brought to trial.

• Credit cleanup – If it takes you a long period to obtain the settlement you need, you could begin falling behind on your bills. When this happens, your credit rating can take a hit, and it may take years to bounce back to where it once was.

• Relationship impacts – Due to financial, physical, or mental stresses, relationships may be impacted in the wake of a Florida car accident.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

8 Ways A Car Accident Can Change Your Life That You May Not Have Considered

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