No one tells you how severe personal injuries can be until you or a loved one get into one yourself. If you have experienced a personal injury and are now dealing with the aftermath, you already know that the recovery process comes with unique difficulties. The stress and trauma involved in a personal injury and the recovery process alone can take an enormous toll on a person.
This often has to do with the injuries themselves. Personal injuries are often quite severe, and may require painful and overwhelming triage to treat immediately. They may also require invasive procedures and surgeries to treat properly.
Then there’s the healing and recovery process. While “healing and recovery” may sound relaxing from the outside, this process for personal injury survivors is often absolutely grueling. From additional procedures to physically demanding PT to chronic pain and loss of independence, these recovery periods are often very difficult for personal injury survivors. What’s more, they may not even get you back to where you were before the injury. In addition to often life-long conditions like chronic pain and neuropathy, you may have limited mobility and independence for the rest of your life, and you may be left unable to fully enjoy the things you love quite as much as you used to. That is a lot to deal with, especially while trying to handle the other stressors of recovery.