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Assessing an accident’s impact on your quality of life

Injuries suffered in a car crash can significantly impact your life. Everything may be turned upside down in a moment, and your quality of life may never be the same.

Quality of life is a subjective measure of how well you can enjoy and cope with your daily activities. It can include your health, happiness, relationships, work, hobbies and personal goals.

Given that you are entitled to compensation for all the harm and losses suffered, here is how you can establish the impact of an accident on your quality of life.

What is your medical prognosis?

Talk to your doctor about your injuries, health status and prognosis. They can help you understand the extent of your injuries and how they may impact your health and overall well-being in the short and long term.

For instance, you may require lifelong medical care or medication to manage your condition, which can interfere with your quality of life.

Can you engage in activities you enjoy?

Life can get dull if you can no longer participate in your favorite pastimes. Picture a spinal injury that makes walking impossible, yet you were an avid hiker or runner. The inability to enjoy your hobbies could significantly lower your quality of life, and you may be forced to look for other less-enjoyable activities to make do.

Have your injuries affected your social life?

It’s the little things that bring joy to life. Seemingly mundane activities that mean much, like playfully lifting your child up in the air, hanging out with friends and family or even going on dates with your spouse, may be impossible due to your injuries. It can make life rather empty and uninteresting.

Getting the compensation you deserve after a car crash

Assessing your quality of life after an accident can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding. You will better understand how the accident has affected your life, which is crucial in determining the compensation you deserve. Therefore, seeking informed counsel after a car accident to help protect your interests and ensure justice is served is in your best interests.