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Your Quality Of Life Following A Serious Auto Accident

An auto accident doesn’t just lead to pain and suffering, mounting medical bills, and loss of work. They can also affect your relationships and other aspects of your personal life. All of these can seriously diminish a person’s quality of life.

Decreased mobility as a result of the accident, loss of vision or hearing, and other serious injuries can affect how you interact with others around you.

How An Auto Collision Can Change Your Life

Car accidents can negatively impact a person’s life in several ways. Some of these repercussions may extend far beyond the expected limitations one has to face following the accident.

No Vehicle

Your vehicle may have been damaged in the accident, leaving you with no personal means of transportation. If you previously relied on your car to get you to and from work as well as to run errands, then not having it will have a significant impact on your daily life.

Lost Time

Having to deal with everything following an accident can also take up a good amount of your time. From seeking treatment for your injuries and discussing the accident with the insurance company to gathering evidence and scheduling repairs, the entire ordeal doesn’t provide you with much free time.

Accumulating Costs

You have to take care of the mounting medical bills and vehicle repair fees following the accident as well. Those can be quite costly, especially if your vehicle was totaled and you have to purchase a new one. You might have to pay out of pocket for those expenses, which can result in financial hardship.

Rising Insurance Premiums

If you were found at fault for the accident, then you may also have to face the costs associated with rising insurance premiums. Even a slight increase can make a big dent over time and add up to hundreds of dollars a year.

Emotional Damage

In addition to the financial losses you may experience, there may be emotional damage to contend with following an accident. You may be hesitant to get into a car again, have post-traumatic stress disorder, or develop other emotional problems such as depression, all of which can seriously affect your quality of life.

Long-Term Injuries

Another way your quality of life can be affected after an auto accident occurs is when you suffer from long-term physical damage. Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, scarring, and disfigurement are all examples of long-term damage. You may have to seek medical care for an extended period, which includes physical therapy and other treatments for permanent injuries.

Missed Work

You may also have to stop going to work after an accident due to your injuries. This can cause financial and emotional strain as you struggle to find a way to make ends meet while you recover.

Loss Of Interest

You may also experience a loss of interest in activities you would have otherwise engaged in before the accident. Physical and psychological injuries can impair you, and that impairment is permanent in some cases.

Poor Quality Of Relationships

The relationships you have with your spouse, children, parents, other family members, and friends may also be affected following a car accident. If you end up dealing with various financial, physical, and emotional burdens after the accident, your relationships may suffer in the long run.

As you can see, there are serious and sometimes lasting implications that can result from an auto accident. To help with some of the burden, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to see if you qualify for any compensation to help you following the accident.

Michael J. Babboni's wide-ranging legal career is based on the strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and have access to effective legal help. Michael began putting his beliefs in action by helping the people of St. Petersburg Florida get what they are owed in civil trials fighting to protect families by making corporations pay, and honor their obligations.

Your Quality Of Life Following A Serious Auto Accident

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