Suffering through a personal injury is already no easy task. Beyond the physical healing, it's not uncommon for an injury to cause a significant negative psychological impact. Car accident victims, for example, may never get behind the wheel of a car again from the sheer fear of what could happen. People who have been bitten by dogs might freeze up in terror at the very sight of a dog. Not to mention, personal injuries take a serious toll on your day-to-day life. Things like going to work, taking care of yourself, and providing for your family become difficult. The guilt from not being able to be fully present due to an injury can be so overwhelming.
Well, let me be the first to tell you that there are a couple of things you should know:
First, you don't have to feel guilty of a single thing. Living in guilt is dangerous because it puts your mind and body under additional stress — and you definitely don't need that right now. There's absolutely nothing for you to feel bad about, especially if what caused your injury wasn't your fault.
That being said, the next thing you need to know is that you deserve to be compensated for all of your pain and suffering. Be it emotional, mental, or physical, whoever is at fault for causing your injuries should be held responsible and accountable for their actions.
This is where I come in.