12th April 2024     Sophia Hogg

6 Ways a Car Accident Can Impact Your Career

Car collisions 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 by 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 in a personal injury claim 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 for rest. Below are a few ways in which 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 the 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; they also affect an individual’s mental health. Studies show that one-third of individuals involved in non-fatal car accidents sustain long-term mental health 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 from lost wages. Accidents cause many to accumulate bills from medical treatment, appointments, surgeries, procedures, equipment, medication, and other costs from damages. However, when you miss work, leave a job, and make room for recovery following a car accident, it may also lead to financial troubles. By seeking a lawyer who can help recover compensation for the lost wages, 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-ROSE (7673) or fill out our contact form, and we will reach out to you to schedule your free consultation.


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If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, has been a victim of a workplace accident, or any other personal injury, Dale Rose is the best attorney for you in McKinney, Texas. With 25+ years of experience, Dale is committed to helping you get the compensation & justice you deserve.

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