Car accidents can be very traumatic and damaging experiences. The injuries endured in a motor vehicle collision go far beyond physical ailments and affect various aspects of life. One of the primary ways a car accident affects the injured individual is through limiting their ability to return to work and continue their responsibilities and goals in a career.
If you have experienced a Texas car crash resulting from another driver’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages and life-changing experience you endured. Dale R. Rose is a skilled car accident lawyer dedicated to helping clients receive the compensation owed to them so they can get back on their feet and restore their well-being.
How a Car Accident Impacts Your Career
Motor vehicle accidents often occur in Texas, and over 200,000 individuals sustained injuries from Texas car crashes in 2019. Accidents are often severe and can turn out fatal for some people, but even minor accidents can cause stress and trauma for anyone involved. Accidents and injuries cause even more harm when an individual needs ample time forand rest. Below are a few ways of how a car accident may, unfortunately, simultaneously impact your life and career.
1. The Need for Time Away from Work
Car accidents often cause short-term or long-term injuries for those involved, depending on the severity of a crash. Immediate medical attention is required to evaluate and treat any car accident injuries. If you have been seriously injured or have suffered from a traumatic brain injury due to a crash, you will need time away from work to recover. This often causes worry for working individuals who don’t have job benefits for accidents and may lose their jobs or receive reduced pay.
2. Physical Work Limitations
The stress and impact of physical limitations in a workplace may cause difficulty for an injured individual as an employee. After treatment, therapy, and rest, many individuals may return to work with a doctor’s recommendation of limited physical activity. Work restrictions caused by car accidents can cause stress in a workplace for an injured individual. They may even need to change careers depending on their industry and job responsibilities.
3. Diminished Ability and Capability to Perform Tasks
In addition to physical work limitations, if an individual suffers from a traumatic brain injury, it may cause damage to their cognitive and mental ability to focus and perform tasks. Their physician may advise them to work limited hours, continue therapy, and take additional time off work for medical reasons. These restrictions can affect an individual’s consistency and may hinder their work performance.
4. Missing Opportunities for Work or Career Advancement
Accidents occur without warning. If you have experienced an accident, your entire life may seem as if it were paused. Your plans, work goals, and daily responsibilities may be stalled and disregarded if you are seriously injured and going through a personal injury lawsuit alongside a lengthy recovery. Depending on the injuries and damages you have faced, you may miss out on career advancement and development due to another’s negligence behind the wheel.
5. Difficulties in Mental Health and Well-Being
When an individual goes through the process of treatment, recovery, a personal injury lawsuit, and trying to regain their well-being, it can be tough to process. Car accidents are not limited to creating physical injuries, but they also affect an individual’s mental health. Studies show that one-third of individuals involved in non-fatal car accidents sustain long-term effects, including post-traumatic stress disorder, persistent anxiety, depression, phobias, and other mental ailments.
6. Financial Hardships and Life Changes
While recovering from major short and long-term injuries caused by a crash, individuals may experience financial hardships. Accidents cause many to accumulate bills from medical needs, appointments, surgeries, procedures, equipment, medication, and other costs from damages. However, missing workdays, leaving a job, and making room for recovery following a car accident may also lead to financial troubles. By seeking a lawyer that can help recover compensation for the damages and hardship caused to you, you may be able to ease through your recovery.
Call Dale R. Rose for Skilled Legal Representation after a Texas Car Accident
At the Law Office of Dale R. Rose, our expert car accident attorney is dedicated to helping our Texas car accident clients restore their well-being by pursuing compensation against the negligent parties in the car crash. We understand how impactful an accident may be on your daily life and career, and we want to help you seek the total compensation owed to you. Call our law office at (972) 634-7673 or fill out our contact form, and we will reach out to you to schedule your free consultation.