Suffering an accident is never a pleasant experience and it can be even more distressing if the victim is very young or elderly. Helping then regain confidence after such an event can take time and may require professional assistance. This is why contacting the injury solicitors of Tong is so important.
An injury solicitor can arrange a specialist visit with a qualified medical practitioner who will be able to assess the victim’s injuries, mental as well as physical. Regaining confidence is not something that will happen overnight and may take months, even years, before the person can live a normal life. This may seem hard to comprehend but any injury solicitors of Tong will confirm that this is the norm rather than the exception.
What kind of after effects take time to heal?
The physical injuries suffered by an accident victim are usually the quickest to heal. Broken bones many take a couple of months but mental trauma has far longer standing effects. Take for instance someone who has been involved in a non fault car accident that occurred on a motorway. After their physical injuries have healed they find that they are now terrified of driving on the motorway and are unable to travel any distance, particularly alone.
The injury solicitors of Tong will be able to claim compensation for their injuries and financial losses but they can do little to restore the confidence of that person themselves; they will need to call in professional help. This help obviously comes at a cost and is something that the injury solicitors of Tong will build into the final claim figure.
What can we do to help?
If you have a friend or family member who is suffering in this way the most important thing to do is offer them support and understanding. If they are nervous of travelling in motorways then do not berate them for always taking the longest route; instead offer them support and offer to drive in their place, or think of places to stop to break up the journey.
If someone is afraid of even the most simple things such as escalators then accommodate them and take the stairs, or the lift, even if it makes life a little more awkward for you. The elderly suffer the most as they will probably want to stay safe in their homes and will run the risk of becoming housebound. Encourage them to come out for the afternoon with your support but don’t push as being nervous could increase the chances of them having another accident.
Injury solicitors of Tong: where can you get help?
If you need to speak to someone about an accident then why not call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
We will be able to offer you advice without obligation and can help you start a claim for personal injury compensation.
Call us today and find out what you could be entitled to.
Date Published: 22nd February 2014