Your whole life changed the minute that you were hurt by another driver. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, then you need to know what to do next. Generally, three important steps that you can take include:
- Keep getting medical care. After your accident you were likely taken to the hospital for emergency treatment, and you may have been told that spinal cord injuries cannot currently be reversed. While there is currently no cure for spinal cord injuries, medical care is important. It can help prevent your injury from worsening, it can make you more comfortable, and it can be important evidence for your accident case.
- Get support. You can look for support system not only from your family and friends, but also from other people who have suffered spinal cord injuries and from professionals who have experience treating people with similar injuries. Your own support team may include your personal contacts, a spinal cord injury support group, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and others.
- Protect your future. Your medical bills may add up quickly and continue for the rest of your life. You may be unable to work or earn the same income that you did before another driver’s negligence caused you to suffer a spinal cord injury. Thus, it is important to pursue a fair accident recovery so that you do not bear the financial burden of your injury. You can do that by contacting a car accident lawyer who has experience representing victims of serious accidents and fighting for fair damages.
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