How an injury impacts your loved ones

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2023 | Motor vehicle accidents |

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident while traveling in Connecticut, you may experience broken bones, a concussion or other injuries. It’s possible that you won’t be able to work, spend time with your family or engage in activities with your friends. In addition, your injuries may also have an impact on your spouse, children or others who are close to you.

You may lose your independence

A concussion may cause severe neurological impairment to the point that you aren’t able to dress, bathe or feed yourself. Therefore, your spouse or adult children may need to take care of those tasks for you. It may also be necessary to drive you to appointments or otherwise make sure that you are safe and comfortable at all times.

Household finances may suffer

Injuries incurred in a motor vehicle accident may prevent you from going back to work or working in the same field as you did before the wreck. This may mean that your spouse needs to go to work or that your older children need to find part-time work to cover their discretionary expenses. You may also incur significant medical bills that must be paid with household savings. This may mean that you won’t have money for a vacation or for other fun activities that your family typically enjoys.

Mental anguish is real

Your loved ones will likely feel a variety of negative emotions such as anxiety and grief after your car accident. Of course, they may put on a brave front while in your presence as to not upset you further. However, it may be a good idea to reassure those around you that they can express themselves freely and that they are allowed to be frustrated or upset with what has happened.

Those who are liable for causing an accident resulting in bodily injury will likely be required to provide financial compensation. This may make it easier to pay for medication needed to control symptoms related to a head injury or ensure that your family has enough money to live comfortably.