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South Carolina Personal Injury FAQ: Tips for Staying Positive Following an Accident

South Carolina Personal Injury FAQ: Tips for Staying Positive Following an Accident

| May 17, 2013

Any type of accident, whether it be work-related or an auto collision , can be a terrifying and incredibly stressful event. If your accident results in debilitating injuries, lost wages, endless medical expenses, and constant pain and suffering, it can be very difficult to stay positive during your recovery. Here are a few tips for keeping an optimistic attitude during your healing process.

  1. Surround yourself with support. Love and encouragement from family and friends are often the best medicine in a time of need. Don't attempt to tackle the recovery process alone; your loved ones, your medical providers, and even your attorney should be there to help you along the way.
  2. Eat and drink healthy. The energy and overall good feeling you will have by cutting out junk foods and soda could help your body recover more quickly and keep you feeling clean and reenergized. Your mood is often directly associated with your physical well-being. If you are injured after an accident, do your body a favor and nurture it with a healthy diet.
  3. Avoid stressful situations. Constant medical bills, probing insurance companies, and endless questions regarding your accident can create a lot of stress. Try to avoid these situations whenever possible. An experienced South Carolina accident attorney can help you with these issues and eliminate some of the anxiety involved. Oftentimes, your auto accident attorney will handle all communication and paperwork from the insurance company, so you don't have to.
  4. Exercise or meditate. Taking time each day to focus on your physical and mental well-being can be incredibly rewarding in your recovery time after an accident. If you are able, try some moderate exercise like yoga or light stretching to release some healthy endorphins and reenergize your body. If your injury prevents you from exercising, take a few moments each day to meditate and reset your mind to a calm, positive state. As silly as it might sound, thinking happy thoughts can put your mind and body in healing mode and help you get back to normal more quickly. Many people find comfort in mediation and prayer.
  5. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. Injuries caused by an on-the-job accident or car wreck can seem to last forever. Months of physical therapy, bills, and stress can really start to wear on you. A knowledgeable accident lawyer can help you shorten this process by working directly with the insurance companies, medical providers, and employers to hasten the recovery process and get the money you deserve, faster. This will allow you to focus more on your settlement and less on the pain and mental anguish.
  6. Follow your doctor's orders. Always listen to the advice of your medical professionals and follow their instructions exactly.  Even if you think you are feeling better, your doctor prescribed certain medicines, physical therapy or other treatments for a reason.  Do not attempt any tasks, like heavy lifting or difficult physical labor without checking with your doctor first.  Following your doctors' advice is not only a good idea because it can help you heal faster; it will also show the insurance company that you really were injured in the accident and that your daily life is affected.

If you have been injured at work or in an auto accident, staying positive can be a difficult task. The friendly team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are available to answer your questions and provide you with helpful advice on how to make the best out of a stressful situation.

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