You may not have been able to prevent your personal injury accident, but you do have some measure of control over the severity of your injuries. Not only can these steps reduce the duration, severity, and pain associated with your injuries, but they can also be very helpful in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible from your personal injury case. (If you fail to take remedial measures that minimize the severity and effects of your injury – sometimes called "mitigating" your injury – your compensation award can be negatively impacted.)
Steps to Managing Your Injury
In the days, weeks, and months following an injury incident, following these tips can help you lead a healthier, more comfortable lifestyle and decrease your recovery time:
Adopt a new mindset: Not only should you fill your mind with positive thoughts and affirmations about healing and recovery, but if you have not made your health a priority before, do so now. Commit to yourself that you will take your health seriously by learning all you can about your injury or condition, focusing on your recovery, exercising (as permitted by your doctor), and eating well.
Partner with your doctor: Take ownership of your health by learning all you can about your condition and its treatment and working with your doctor to optimize your health. Ask questions about your treatment and conditions if you do not understand. Work with your doctor by informing your doctor of your symptoms and their severities and how certain treatments are affecting you.
Seek help and advice from community groups: There are a variety of community groups in the Las Vegas area and elsewhere that can help you learn about your injury or condition and its treatment and/or how to live a healthy lifestyle in general. Some of these groups include:
Southern Nevada Health District;
Las Vegas Heals; and
Get Healthy Clark County.
Your doctor may also be able to recommend community groups meeting in your area that offer support for individuals recovering from injuries or that can provide you with healthy living advice and instruction.
Don't give up: Changing your lifestyle to adopt healthy patterns of eating and living is not easy and you should not expect change overnight. It is important that you do not stop trying if you do not keep your new goals and resolutions 100% of the time. Instead, recognize your mistake and what led to it (Were you tired or stressed? Were you in a hurry and forgot? Are you experiencing pain or discomfort?) and make adjustments as necessary.
How Your Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
At Ladah Law Firm we consider ourselves partners with our clients in that we want to help you recover from your injuries and get back to living life. We do this by helping you obtain compensation for your personal injuries when they are caused by the negligence and carelessness of other people. This compensation can help you pay for your medical costs, lost wages, ongoing treatment, and other such expenses. Contact us today at (702) 252-0055 and schedule your free consultation to learn how we can be a part of your recovery.