Injury Lawyers on Caring for the Injured
If someone you know was injured because of a negligent act, you may be suffering along with them. However, here are some tips from injury lawyers on how to best care for the injured.
Encourage your loved one to get medical treatment. Treatment not only allows the injured to improve their physical and mental condition, but it also serves to prove their condition’s severity.
Even though you may not have much money available (especially if the injured was the bread-winner and cannot work), the injured needs to seek treatment to get better and get a fair and equitable settlement.
Help the injured with paper tasks. Once minor tasks like sorting the mail may seem to be a significant burden to those suffering from a negligence-related injury. Unfortunately, insurance companies and doctors will need many forms completed to process the injury claim or to provide proper and informed care. Keep a calendar of when each form is due back and keep track of all the paperwork that the injured need to complete. An already lengthy process can take much longer simply due to late responses.
Be there for them. Be available to listen to the injured vent about their feelings or just sit with them as they fall asleep watching the television. Let the injured know that they are not just a burden with your presence.
Encourage them to seek professional help. Just as you should encourage them to seek medical help, if you hear that they are frustrated dealing with the insurance company or overwhelmed in handling their injury claim, encourage them to seek legal help as well. If you know an injury victim that needs help with their claim, encourage them to contact us for a free case evaluation.