Love Has Paralyzed Me: 5 Steps to Help you During These Hard Times
Saint Valentine's Day, a day for us to express our love and devotion to our loved ones. Whether you are celebrating the day with your boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, or family member(s) you can't help but get caught up in the different types of love expressed and displays of affection throughout the day. Dealing with an injured loved one especially around this day can be a painful and difficult experience. You may feel deprived of the joy that comes with celebrating this day without the constant reminder of the condition your partner is enduring.If your partner has been involved in an accident that has left them paralyzed or disabled, full compensation is available.
At this time your loved one needs a solid and constant support system to deal with the extreme changes in their lifestyle as well as the physical and emotional effects that accompany an injury as severe as paralysis.
Following these tips can help lighten the pain and difficulties during this time.
1. Hire an attorney
Hiring a special injury lawyer can help you receive full compensation and financial support. As the victim or the family member of the victim you may not be completely aware of your rights and what type of compensation you are entitled to. Do not sign any settlement documents until you have spoken to your attorney or personal injury lawyer. Hire a personal injury lawyer that operates under contingency basis. Contingency basis means that your lawyer does not receive nothing from you until you win the case.
2. Make the necessary adjustments
After an accident that leaves your partner a paraplegic, quadriplegic, or partially paralyzed your lifestyle must be altered to accommodate your partner new needs. Making wheelchair accessible installments in the home by adding ramps and handle rails in the tub are a few ways to smooth the transitions for your partner.
3. Build a support system
You and your partner are going to need all the help you can get as you adjust to your new life. Support from family members and friends is instrumental to the transition to your new life. On the days that your other responsibilities and duties pull you away from your partner you will need other people to depend on. Support can come in a number of ways, joining a support group or reaching out to family and friends can both help ease the process. Remember, you do not have to endure this alone.
4. Keep track of your insurance correspondences
During this time you will be in contact with your insurance company a lot. Be sure to record every conversation and keep every insurance document. Remember insurance companies want to save money so if they deny your request and you feel you can successfully appeal it, do so. Persistency will get you very far with insurance companies.
5. Remain hopeful
Dealing with a paralyzed partner is not the end to your life with your partner, but rather the start of a new chapter. Difficulties will come, but it is important to remember that many people and their partners live successful and happy lives while dealing with paralysis.
If you or your loved one is in need of a personal injury lawyer feel free to contact us at Colley and Colley.