When a loved one is going through a challenging time, it is only natural to want to help and support them. Severe personal injuries can upend the lives of victims, often leaving them with significant physical and financial stress. If a family member has suffered a personal injury due to another person’s negligence, you may feel unsure of how to help them recover. A highly-qualified personal injury attorney can help you understand what to expect during the recovery process and help you support your loved one in their time of need.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we have over 100 years of combined experience helping accident victims in New York achieve favorable outcomes for their cases. We understand the ins and outs of New York personal injury law and are ready to apply our extensive experience and skills to your case. When we take your case, you can trust us to guide you through every step of the legal process while supporting you during this challenging time.
4 Ways to Support a Family Member With a Severe Personal Injury
After a severe personal injury, the victim may need help along the road to recovery. Knowing how to support your injured loved one can help them through their recovery process while ensuring you do not neglect your own health. A few ways you can support your injured loved one include the following:
Understanding the Extent of Their Diagnosis and Treatment Plans
When a loved one suffers a severe personal injury, you may be placed in a position where you need to make decisions about their health and well-being. Understanding the full extent of your relative’s diagnosis and treatment plan can give you crucial information to inform your next steps as well as what to expect in the short and long term. To increase your understanding, ask their doctors questions and do your own research into their diagnosis.
Recognizing the Long-Term Impacts
Even as your loved one begins to recover and stabilize, they will still need continued support from their family. As part of your family member’s treatment plan, you may need to assist with the following responsibilities:
- Caring for their food, comfort, and hygienic needs
- Finding medical care that meets your professional and financial expectations
- Making and helping your loved one attend medical appointments
- Being there for your loved one as they navigate the changes in their health and abilities
- Navigating the changes and stress in your own life
Caring for a loved one in their time of need can take a significant toll on caretakers. While your loved one may require extensive support, your care can make a considerable difference in their recovery.
Remembering to Attend to Your Own Needs
Although your loved one will require a significant portion of your time and energy, it is essential to attend to your own personal needs. While practicing self-care may be the last thing on your mind, taking breaks to meet your needs will help you avoid burnout and make you a better caretaker for your loved one.
Seeking Help From Professionals and Support Networks
Often, caretakers of personal injury victims may feel stressed, overwhelmed, and isolated. Support networks of individuals going through similar experiences can help you get the support you need to support your loved one. Additionally, support networks and professionals can help give you resources to better care for your injured family member.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our compassionate attorneys understand the challenges a personal injury can present for victims and their families and are dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. We have over a century of combined experience helping victims, and their families navigate New York’s claims process to achieve justice. When you partner with us, you can have peace of mind that you have an experienced and aggressive legal advocate on your side. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call us at 516-358-6900 or complete our contact form today. By subscribing to our YouTube channel, you can learn more about our team and how we can help you.
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