Coping with a Spinal Injury and Filing a Spinal Injury Claim

By Sokoloff Lawyers
Coping with a Spinal Injury and Filing a Spinal Injury Claim

You could be on your way to a friend’s house, a graduation, a restaurant, a family event, or a drive around the block, only to find your life change before your eyes after a serious motor vehicle accident. Car accidents happen all the time, but you never think that you’re going to be the one directly affected by this tragedy.


If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury after a car accident, there are different stages of emotions that you will experience because the incident is so fresh. It’s important to get help, educate yourself on spinal injuries, and find the support that you need to deal with the injury day by day.


Coping Tips for a Spinal Cord Injury


After a spinal injury, it is normal to feel every emotion at once. The emotional stages that people experience usually begin with denial and disbelief. This is because the news of a spinal injury, and the possibility that you may never be able to walk again, is life-changing information. It is difficult to accept, and it will take time to adjust to the major changes to come.


The second stage is usually sadness, anger, and bargaining. Emotion has a way of creeping up on you, and after the initial shock sets in, usually the wave of emotions begins. It’s important to know that all of your emotions are valid, and that you will get through this difficult time. The final stage is acceptance. This is an important stage, because you become accepting of your situation and your new lifestyle. A spinal injury claim will also help you receive the financial support that you need after an accident has occurred, and it will relieve some of the stress these emotional stages create.


Here are a few more tips for coping:


  • Read and research everything there is to know about your injury, because knowledge will empower you;
  • Groups such as The National Spinal Cord Injury Association and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, as well as support groups, will help you with your recovery;
  • Be selective with your research, and avoid random Internet articles; and
  • Rely on reputable websites that offer helpful tools.


These coping tips will help you adjust to life with a spinal cord injury while making it easier for you to accept your situation.


Hiring a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer


After a victim suffers a spinal injury following a serious car accident or work-related injury, a Toronto personal injury lawyer will help take the victim through the process of filing a spinal injury claim. A lawyer will deal with your insurance company directly, while ensuring that the spinal injury claim is filed properly. Spinal injury claims are filed so that you can finally receive the financial compensation you deserve for your injury as many of these injuries require a lifetime of medical expenses. Book a free consultation to discuss your options with a Toronto personal injury lawyer at Sokoloff today.