A traumatic brain injury caused by a Prairie Village car accident would certainly affect your overall well-being. Becoming depressed would be considered an expected reaction when your life is suddenly turned upside down by your life-altering car crash injury.
Yet Depression May Be Avoidable after a Brain Injury Accident
As you strive to protect your physical, emotional and financial recoveries, it is important to remember that you may be able to positively affect your emotional recovery and avoid depression by:
Working proactively toward your recovery.
You may feel better if you do something proactive to help with your physical recovery. This may include following your doctors’ orders carefully, as well as consulting a Kansas City car accident lawyer about your legal rights and possible financial recovery.
Accepting your new, or temporary, normal.
You may need to come to terms with the extent of your brain injury and any limitations assigned to you by your doctors.
Setting new goals.
Instead of fighting against your limitations, you can set new goals for yourself that fit into your physical, cognitive, emotional and financial abilities.
Of course, it is also important to consider returning to activities that you enjoyed prior to your accident. Some examples may be gathering with your family and friends, turning to prayer or meditation, or pursuing a relaxing hobby.
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered A Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury?
If you've suffered a brain or spinal cord injury you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.