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injury attorneyInjury attorney talks about the road to recovery

The process of recovering after an accident is a personal one. Circumstances of the crash, temperament of the people involved and even just the normal day to day happenings can all play a part in how quickly one is able to resume a normal life. "Even in the most ideal situations, where damage is minimal and there are no injuries, there are still considerations as to vehicle repairs and lost time," says injury attorney Andras Szantho.

That said; what should you focus on as you recover from an accident?

Physical Well-Being

Every traffic accident is a jarring experience. Whether you’ve been in a minor fender-bender, or your loved one is fighting trauma from a major crash, there is a component of physical health that must be considered. What might seem a minor incident on the day it occurs could lead to a sore neck or back in the coming days as the muscles relax. Serious injuries could result in physical or occupational therapy in order to regain mobility or skills. Other types of injuries could show up weeks or months later as the body adjusts after the collision. As an injury attorney, it is not uncommon for Szantho to sees people with injuries showing up weeks after the original injury.

An Injury Attorney Will Recommend Seeking the Counsel of a Doctor

One of the things that insurance companies and injury attorneys alike will advocate is seeking the counsel of a doctor soon after your accident. A physician can help you to identify the best course of action to heal your wounds. In addition, by documenting your physical condition following a collision, you are establishing a base for reference. This way, if injuries worsen or take several days to develop, your doctor can track your progress by comparing notes and test results. If you need to file a personal injury claim, this documentation can prove invaluable as you build your case.

Peace Of Mind

Another aspect of an accident and the accompanying personal injury is the emotional trauma. While musing over the crash and wondering if it could have been prevented is common, other mental side-effects may require professional help, especially if they are present for more than a few weeks after the collision.

Left untreated, psychological trauma can affect a person in multiple ways. More than the feelings of anger, nervousness, fear or guilt, it can cause symptoms that intrude on daily life. Hypervigilance, tension aches, insomnia, fatigue and even headaches or stomach upset can be caused by emotional distress. It can even intrude on cognitive abilities, or create persistent flashbacks. Typically underreported, these are all things you will want to discuss with your doctor early in post-accident treatment. Your physician can then discuss referral to a counselor, or monitor your emotional recovery as well.

Injury Attorney Andras Szanthos is Here to Help

Here at The Szantho Law Firm your recovery is important to us, that is why we work with doctors, police and accident investigators on your behalf. You can take the time you need to heal properly, while knowing that your personal injury claim is being expertly handled. We prepare all our cases as if they will eventually proceed to court, thus ensuring that your claim is as strong as possible at every point in the process.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, give injury attorney Andras Szantho a call for a free consultation. We can be reached at (505) 433-7288.