It’s a statistical surety that someone somewhere will never have an injury caused by negligence of some sort. But if that’s you, you still may have plenty of family members who aren’t as lucky.
There’s nothing wrong with having the good fortune to avoid injury. However, when you see someone struggling with a personal injury, it’s natural to want to find any possible way to help. The trick is finding the most meaningful way to aid the people in your life. Here are a few options:
You may not know this, but one of the most important things to do after an accident is to collect evidence. Often, the vehicle’s condition immediately after an accident is among the most important pieces of evidence. If your loved one is in the hospital, there is nothing wrong with taking pictures of the accident or collecting other pieces of information.
As a 3rd party, you won’t be able to get full access to information, but witnessing and documenting early in the process is a huge benefit.
Offer any kind of support
Serious injuries require serious intervention and take a long time to heal. During that time, there are doctor’s appointments, rehabilitation needs and medications. You can help with that:
· Drive to and from appointments
· Make calls to doctors
· Pick up medications from the pharmacy
· Get groceries
· Bring in the mail
· Do laundry
Anything they’d normally do but can’t right now, you can do. It is hard work being a caregiver, but in certain situations, it’s necessary.
Prepare to testify
The final piece of the puzzle is the personal injury case itself. While many suits eventually settle out, some may need to go through court. You should prepare to testify on behalf of the person you’re helping. Having been there is a valuable perspective.
The bottom line is, if you’re there for someone in need, you definitely can make a difference.