What Happens If Both You and Your Spouse Were Injured In a Car Accident? | Greathouse Trial Law
If you were in the vehicle crash that caused serious injury to your spouse, there's a good chance that you may also have sustained some injuries. This circumstance can obviously complicate the recovery process for the both of you. These are a few steps to make sure that you recover properly alongside of your spouse. Don't neglect yourself. Regardless of whether your injuries are more or less severe than those of your partner, you need medical attention. It's human nature often dictates you will probably be tempted to focus all your attention on the needs of your significant other to your own neglect. However, failing to tend to your own injuries could cause serious complications that could make your circumstance that much worse. You can't care for your wife or husband properly if you allow your own condition to deteriorate. If your own injuries require hospitalization, see you and your spouse can share a room. Make sure you follow your own doctor's orders. Take your medications, avoid any activities that could aggravate your own injuries and get the rest that you need. Give yourself a break. Your body works the same way as your spouse's does, it won't heal without rest. No matter how tempted you are to stay engaged with your spouse's situation 24 seven. If you don't take the time to rest, you're only prolonging your own agony and limiting your own ability to help. You don't have to handle the situation alone. Call a trusted friend or family member, perhaps someone from the church or work, see if they can come to the hospital and sit with your spouse while you tend to your own treatment. Or just so you can go rest. Arrange childcare. If you have children, but your injuries require you stay in the hospital with your spouse someone will need to attend to the children's needs. Seems like an obvious detail, but in a traumatic situation. Sometimes details can get lost. Call a trusted friend or family member to step in and help. Remember to notify the schools as to who will be picking up the kids to avoid any confusion or suspicion. Many schools have strict policies about knowing who will be picking up the children advise the temporary Guardian about the children's needs, dietary restrictions and their routine. Obviously, the home situation won't be normal. But the closer the children are to keeping their routine, the less stress they will fill. Remember to track your own medical records and expenses. If you've been injured in the same accidents your spouse, you may also be able to receive compensation from the party who's at fault. Remember to keep all records as these may eventually be incorporated into your personal injury case. Sustaining an injury along with your spouse can certainly make recovery more challenging for the both of you, especially at the beginning. However, by dealing with the details and taking care of yourself and calling a trusted personal injury attorney you can minimize the overall stress as you begin the process of recovery. You get paid because you're hurt not just because you were hit Simply put, if you don't get paid, we don't get paid. I'm Riah Greathouse with Greathouse Trial Law. Contact us to discuss your case.