A personal injury accident can certainly throw your entire life off course. From having to endure serious injuries, relentless discomfort and pain, to losing time at work, suffering a disability, feeling mental anguish, missing important milestones or social gatherings, and even having to withdraw from taking care of your family, the experience of a personal injury victim is nothing short of traumatic. As a parent of young or preteen children, the adjustment phase to getting settled back into parenthood can pose additional stressors during the personal injury recovery process.
If you are recently recovering from a personal injury, and having some trouble readjusting into the role of a parent to young or adolescent children, continue reading for some tips that may help relieve some stress and confusion.
How to Get Back to Parenting After a Personal Injury Accident
Suffering a serious injury after an accident is horrible in itself. But when you are a provider and caretaker of a family, the level of stress and pressure can take a toll on both you and your loved ones. Settling into the role of a mom or dad or caretaker is not always a smooth transition for injured victims, but there are some tips available that can help with the adjustment process. As a personal injury victim, you can better find your feet again when it comes to acclimating back into parenthood with these 3 tips:
❶ Remain Honest With Your Loved Ones
Kids, especially older ones, will sense that you are hurt or more limited than you were before your accident. It can help to simply be honest with your children so to prevent them from worrying about you, or experiencing stress during your recovery. Your honesty can encourage them to be more patient with their own needs, and better understand that you need time to get back to your normal self. In fact, Psychology Today agrees that demonstrating honesty to your children is a highly effective way to teach them to practice honesty themselves.
❷ Be Realistic About Your Capabilities
It is important to be honest with your kids about your personal injury, but it is arguably more important to be honest with yourself. While recovering from a serious accident, try your best to take it easy, and avoid pushing or exerting yourself. If something is difficult to do, do not attempt to do it until you are more healed. It is important to understand your limitations and nurture them to avoid increased pain and potentially extending your recovery period.
❸ Recover Compensation Through an Injury Claim
There is a reason why Indiana has laws that allow wrongly injured victims to obtain compensation for their damages. When wrongly hurt by another, whether intentional or out of carelessness, you should not be held financially liable for any of your resulting losses. This includes hospital bills, medical expenses, lost work wages, prolonged physical therapy, disability, pain and suffering and so much more. Contact an Indiana personal injury law firm as soon as possible about your opportunity to recover compensation for your recent accident.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With Our Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers
Call the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to file a personal injury claim in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our seasoned accident lawyers are fully prepared to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in a wrongful accident. Not only do we offer free initial consultations, but we do not collect lawyer fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you. Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. represents injured persons throughout the State of Indiana. Get started soon, before the time limit runs out on your claim or before evidence disappears.