How can I manage pain following a personal injury?

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Whether you were struck by a distracted driver or slipped and fell in a store due to negligent employees, you can endure a considerable amount of pain. Unfortunately, personal injuries stemming from the negligence of another person are not uncommon. However, understanding the steps you can take to help manage your pain in the days, weeks, and months following the accident is critical. You’ll want to keep reading if this reflects your circumstances, as you’ll also discover why you should connect with personal injury attorneys to explore your rights and whether you can recover compensation.

What are the best ways to manage pain after an accident?

After an accident, understanding the steps to manage your pain and mitigate damages is critical. Generally, the most important thing you should do immediately after you are hurt is seek medical attention. This includes calling emergency services or going to your primary care physician as soon as possible. You should do so because if you wish to seek compensation for the injuries, establishing medical care immediately can help your case.

Your doctor will provide steps you can take to help manage your pain following an accident. For many, this will include taking prescription or over-the-counter pain relief medication.

Additionally, your doctor may have you participate in physical therapy to help heal injuries you may have sustained and ensure you can return to as standard of a life as possible.

Finally, you will likley have to get significant rest after the accident. You may need to take time off work to heal, which can impact your income. However, this can help ensure you are not overexerting your body, ensuring you can heal and prevent further injury and subsequent pain. This rest can also include avoiding screens and loud noises, particularly if you’ve suffered a head injury, as exposure to these stimulants can make the pain worse.

If I’m injured, why should I connect with a lawyer?

As you can see, there are many things you must take into consideration when you have been injured by a negligent party. Unfortunately, taking time off work to heal, medication, doctor’s appointments, surgical procedures, and physical therapy can add up. As such, you could be left facing an astronomical bill of the pain you’ve suffered at the hands of another person.

When you are injured and need to take steps to manage your pain, trying to file a lawsuit against the negligent party can be overwhelming. As such, it’s in your best interest to connect with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options and explore how to recover the compensation you are entitled to. At Friedman Schuman, our dedicated legal team understands how complex these matters can be, which is why we are dedicated to helping you. Connect with our firm today to discuss your circumstances with an experienced attorney.

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