A serious auto accident is one of the most traumatic and nerve-wrecking experiences one can have.
After being involved in an auto crash there are two necessary and very different types of rehabilitation that are needed in order to achieve a full recovery. The obvious form of rehab is physical rehabilitation. This is extremely important, especially if the crash has left you debilitated in any way. The other, and often neglected, form is mental rehabilitation.
Physical rehabilitation is essential to recovery after an auto crash. The amount of force that was transferred during the crash in addition to how your body was twisted and jerked can cause serious long-term issues. The problem needs to be properly diagnosed and treated. Dr. Brooks Travis of The Lordex Spine Center of Columbia says, "Serious automobile accidents are very hard on the body. It typically takes eight to ten visits with a targeted treatment program before a patient begins to feel how they once did before the crash."
Mental rehabilitation is also vital and is often ignored in the recovery process. For you to feel comfortable riding in or driving an automobile after a crash, you first need to understand that your anxiety is normal. The fact that your safety was compromised by just a few feet too far in one direction or by being in the wrong place at the wrong time can make anyone feel uneasy about getting back in a car.
With the risk of physical and mental problems post accident, the last thing you need is stress or anxiety about the medical bills that can accumulate from your necessary rehabilitation process. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney that has a proven track record of success is the first step in the right direction. Your injury attorney should take the time to listen to you fully in order to understand the hardships you are currently facing and be able to help you plan for the future. Your injury attorney will help guide you through this unknown process and achieve a fair settlement that will support you throughout your recovery process.
The A.W. Smith Law Firm in Columbia handles auto crash and serious injury cases all over the State of Missouri. If you have questions about how to choose a law firm that is equipped to handle your auto crash or serious injury case, please contact us today at 573-777-3333 or visit our website at www.awsmithlaw.com. The A.W. Smith Law Firm has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts in serious injury and wrongful death cases.