When you got into an accident, you were wearing a seat belt, following the speed limit and obeying traffic laws. The other driver shifted out of their lane and hit you head-on, which gave you no chance to evade them.

When you woke up, you knew everything would be different. You lost the use of your legs and can’t walk. You can’t speak well because of a brain injury, and you’re left feeling trapped in your own body.

How can you adjust to catastrophic injuries?

Catastrophic injuries aren’t likely to be easy to adjust to, but it’s possible if you give yourself time. The first step is to accept that the injury has occurred and to work toward healing. That might mean working with a psychologist or psychiatrist to move through the steps of grief and loss, so you can move forward.

Adjusting comes with time, but working with therapists, particularly occupational and physical therapists, will help you learn what you can do on your own and teach you when you need assistance.

Catastrophic injuries, by definition, are so serious that they will have an impact on your life moving forward. It’s important for victims of these injuries to do what they can to obtain settlements that may help them obtain better or advanced medical care in the future.

Your attorney will help you fight for the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your healing. You will adjust to your new medical conditions, but you deserve a chance to focus on yourself and your rehabilitation without having to think about the legal aspects of your case.