• Adjusting To Life in a Wheelchair After a Crash
  • April 13, 2018 | Authors: William R. Caroselli; Craig E. Coleman
  • Law Firm: Caroselli, Beachler, & Coleman, LLC - Pittsburgh Office
  • On behalf of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

    Motorcycle accidents can change a victim’s life in countless ways. Sadly, there are often financial, emotional, and physical challenges after a wreck. For some, the consequences of a collision can lead to permanent difficulties that will require adjusting one’s life significantly. If you were hurt in an accident and are now in a wheelchair, you may be having a hard time coming to grips with the ways in which your life has changed. However, you should try to keep a positive outlook and examine any options, such as legal action, that might help you as you move forward.
    If you need to use a wheelchair temporarily or will never be able to walk again, you might be facing various hardships. For example, you might not be able to perform the responsibilities of your former job or participate in activities that you used to enjoy. This can be extremely devastating, but you should try to avoid feeling hopeless or giving up. If a reckless driver has caused you to find yourself in this position, you should definitely take a look at potential legal options and do your best to have them held responsible.
    If a family member is in a wheelchair following an accident, you should also try to help them as they adjust to these changes. Sometimes, people who find themselves in a wheelchair face additional hardships related to their situation, such as financial issues (hospital bills and lost wages) and strong emotions.
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