If you've recently sustained spinal cord injuries because of a Georgia motorcycle accident and are struggling with how to cope, you're not alone. Every motorcyclist who sustains a spinal cord injury must learn to live with the changes they have undergone in some form or fashion.
Some common ways to cope with a spinal cord injury include:
- Grieving - denial, sadness and anger are all part of the coping process after a spinal cord injury. If you find your grief causes isolation, obstacles to your physical improvement or drug or alcohol abuse, you'll want to seek therapy from a social worker or psychiatrist.
- Taking control - educating yourself on ways you can live independently, through financial assistance and daily modifications to your home, like ramps, wider doorways and special sinks and doorknobs will help you to adjust.
- Talking - you need to talk out the changes you have gone through, whether it's with a spouse, your children and friends, or a support group for spinal cord injury victims. This will help you and others feel more comfortable, and can even strengthen relationships.
It may be helpful to seek counseling from a therapist to talk out your emotions, and to find coping skills as you continue forward in the future. While counseling and therapy can be huge steps toward a fulfilling life after spinal cord injury from your motorcycle accident, you may also want to talk to a lawyer about your legal options for seeking compensation for your medical care and other expenses.
If someone else was at fault for your motorcycle accident in Georgia, talk with an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney about how you can receive compensation for your therapy and other expenses through a personal injury claim.
Contacting an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.