The Importance of Emotional Support After a Personal Injury

The Importance of Emotional Support After a Personal Injury

A personal injury event can lead to devastating physical bodily harm, but it can also cause great emotional trauma as well. While the physical harm may take time to heal and, in some cases, never fully heal, the emotional toll may be long-lasting and persistent. Emotional pain is not anything that can be seen, and sometimes a victim will be suffering in silence unbeknownst to others because they do not show outward signs of the distress they are experiencing.

If you were injured because a negligent party harmed you in Florida, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. It could be possible to file your claim for medical expenses you incurred, property damages you suffered, pain and suffering you experienced, missed wages that resulted, and potentially, the immense emotional burden you were subjected to. For help with a Florida personal injury claim, an attorney at Fulgencio Law can discuss every aspect of your case with you, including the extent of the emotional struggles you have been dealing with.

Providing Compassion after a Personal Injury Event

The Importance of Emotional Support After a Personal InjuryUsually, personal injury events are not expected and, as a result, can be a shocking thing to go through. Some of the unrelenting internal pain that a victim suffers can include any of the following or a combination of some of the following:

  • Intense grief
  • Nonstop worry
  • Anguish
  • Paranoia
  • Embarrassment
  • Disgrace
  • Low self-confidence
  • Anxiety

This list is not an exhaustive one of all the many negative emotions one may feel after they are injured in an accident. For example, if one becomes disabled after an accident, their life will be forever changed, and having to cope with the new reality can degrade one’s outlook on life. Or maybe an injury caused clear disfigurement, which can lead to great shame and discomfort going out in public and being around others.

Therefore, if a loved one is injured in an accident, helping them physically recover can be not only necessary but greatly needed. Though providing emotional support is another aspect that can be invaluable for a victim. Internal scars are sometimes much harder to heal than those that can be seen.

Some of the things that may be welcome by a victim who needs emotional support include:

  • Be an active listener, but give them time to come to a place where they are comfortable to confide in you. Don’t pressure them.
  • Do not be judgemental.
  • Refrain from blaming them.
  • Try not to be dismissive.
  • Respect the sensitivity of their situation and give them privacy. Do not divulge what they say to others.
  • If they are willing and open to obtaining support, help them find resources and go a step forward, and offer to go with them if that would make things easier.

Call an Attorney at Fulgencio Law Today

Helping a loved one in distress can go a long way and even lead to some amount of mental recovery. 

Mental stress is damage that can, in some situations, be accounted for in a personal injury claim. For more information, please call a Tampa personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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