The consequences of a serious accident can be both emotional and physical. For example, if you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey, you may have lost the ability to walk. The complete loss or partial diminishing of mobility can be either temporary or permanent.
That may understandably be a source of enormous psychological distress to you. The consequences can potentially be lifelong.
The consequences of mobility loss
It can impact your ability to go back to your job. Driving might not be something you can do. Your relationship with your spouse or significant other can be altered. Leisure activities that you once took part in may not be the same. Friends might feel uncomfortable around you because they aren’t sure how to react or what to say. Your social life will change.
Although it can be challenging, people definitely do learn how to cope with mobility issues resulting from accidents. They lead rewarding and productive lives. It takes time to make these big adjustments, but it can be done with patience, determination, compassionate and consistent support from others around you and professional help.
Depression can result
Everyone deals with major, unanticipated upheaval in their lives differently. For some, depression may be an issue. How long it lasts and how limiting it is varies greatly from person to person. The symptoms can include the following:
- Sleeping markedly less or too much
- Feeling very downcast
- Low energy
- Not wanting to eat
- Acting uncharacteristically grouchy
- Not enjoying things like you used to
What comes next?
Not being able to walk, especially if the condition resulted from an accident caused by someone else and is permanent, has an incalculable impact on you. No amount of financial compensation can ever make that go away. However, you need to look into what your legal options are so you can get the compensation you need to deal with medical care, adjustments that may need to be made to your home and much more.