Being involved in a trucking accident in Homestead or any South Florida community is devastating. You may suffer serious injuries, such as head injuries, lacerations, fractures, spinal cord damage and more. In addition, the trauma and emotional upheaval of a truck accident can be substantial. Even the financial effects can be devastating and can have a long-term impact on your life.
Rebuilding your life after a trucking accident in South Florida can take some time. You can make the process a little bit easier if you
1) Take care of your health.
It goes without saying that you should follow all of your doctor’s directions for getting back on your feet physically. Don’t rush into any activities unless your doctor approves and take all of your medication and appear for all of your treatments to get the best medical results possible.
In addition, however, take additional steps to take care of your health. Get adequate rest, eat well, and do any moderate exercise you are allowed to do by your doctor. Taking overall good care of your health and trying to stay healthy only improves your chances of a good recovery.
2) Get emotional help.
A trucking accident is emotionally traumatic. Many people who have been in a trucking accident in Homestead suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression, and more. It may even be difficult to return to everyday activities if you have been in a serious traffic crash. Speaking to a counselor or attending a support group in or near Homestead can help. Asking friends and family for reassurance and help can also be beneficial.
3) Stay alert to your reactions.
It can be easy to tell yourself you’re fine after a traffic accident, but it’s important to stay self-aware. Are you dealing with the accident as well as you hoped? Are you noticing any symptoms you haven’t noticed before? Your doctors and counselors can’t help you unless you are aware of what’s going on. Keep an eye out for any symptoms and report promptly to you doctor so you can get help. Keeping track of symptoms and reactions on a chart or in a journal can help you notice any patterns.
4) Ease into driving slowly.
Eventually, you will want to get back on the road after a traffic collision. However, do so slowly. If you’re feeling anxiety about driving, especially, start with low risk and short trips to the grocery store or even just around the corner. Only build up to longer drives or your regular commute once you feel capable.
5) Evaluate your insurance policy.
Now that you’ve seen how your car insurance company has responded to a truck accident, it may be time to evaluate your policy. Were you satisfied with how the company handled your claim? Were you as covered as you thought you would be? Your insurance costs will change after an accident and your experience may make you realize your car insurance company is not as good a fit as you had hoped. This may be a time to evaluate your insurance needs and to upgrade your policy or even move to a new insurance company if you’re dissatisfied with the response you got. Before switching companies, however, talk to a personal injury and insurance attorney to make sure moving your insurance policy won’t hurt your current claim.
After a truck accident, you do have many options and there are sources of support. To find out whether you have a claim and to find out about other sources of support available for you, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation. Our attorneys would be happy to help you understand whether you have a claim and how much your claim may be worth.