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What can I do about depression after a serious injury?

If you've been involved in a car accident in Florida, the negative effects may extend beyond the physical. When faced with serious and debilitating injuries, many people also experience depression, which can get in the way of the healing process. Thrive Global offers the following tips to help you overcome depression on your road to recovery.

Have a support network in place

The hidden financial costs of a TBI

If you receive a traumatic brain injury in a Florida car crash or other catastrophic event, the initial focus of your physicians will be to save your life and begin immediate treatment to attempt to minimize the long-term effects of your TBI. Unfortunately, you could incur hospital and other medical expenses of over $1 million during the first six months alone.

But what about the costs you and your family will incur after the first six months? Given that a TBI can affect you in multiple ways, you may require months or even years or rehabilitation and occupational and physical therapy. You may even require a lifetime of care.

How does a person qualify for workers' compensation benefits?

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance your employer in Florida most likely carries. The law requires most employers to have this insurance which offers protection if you or any other employee is injured while on the job. You need to meet certain requirements and follow a specific procedure to ensure you qualify for benefits.

According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, you only qualify for workers' compensation if you receive an injury while you are at work and doing work duties. This is important because if your injury occurs when you are doing something outside the course of your job duties, you may not qualify.

How can I protect a loved one from slips-and-falls?

While slip-and-fall accidents can happen to virtually anyone, they're especially hazardous for the elderly. That's why it's important to safeguard your senior loved ones against potential accidents in and outside of the home, as these accidents may have potentially devastating consequences. In this case, the Mayo Clinic offers the following tips on how you can help your loved one lower the chance of a slip-and-fall.

Remove clutter from the home

How does amputation affect a person psychologically?

When amputations occur because of a traumatic accident, the psychological effects can be profound. For many people, the experience is similar to losing a loved one, and it can be hard to adapt to a new reality in the days preceding the operation, as well as the time after occurs. Physiopedia offers the following information on the type of effects amputation can have on a person's psyche.

There are different types of coping styles for people undergoing amputation. In many cases, people will advance through the five stages of grief, which are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Upon reaching a state of acceptance the patient will usually come to terms with the loss of limb and take the proper steps to recover, usually through physical therapy and rehabilitation. For others, coping styles may take on a negative aspect.

Nighttime dangers for pedestrians and cyclists

Nighttime can be a dangerous time for cyclists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, it appears that this has especially been the case in recent years here in the United States.

According to federal statistics, between 2010 and 2017, annual pedestrian and cyclist fatalities went up, both for night and day. However, nighttime saw a much higher increase in such fatalities (46 percent) than daytime did (15 percent) over this stretch.

Distracted driving can be deadly

Florida residents often drive their car as easily as breathing, and it has become an almost automated task to get into the car and go. Many drivers multi-task behind the wheel, dividing their attention between the road and other concerns such as eating, selecting music and talking with others in the car. Distracted driving contributes to car accidents every day, from minor fender benders to fatalities.

According to Orlando Weekly, there have been multiple bills filed for the 2019 legislative session addressing the issues of cell phone use and texting devices that are not hands-free. One of these measures, if passed, would make hand-held cell phone use a primary violation. Currently, drivers only receive cell phone use citations if law enforcement stops them for other moving violations. By making it a primary offense, police officers could stop motorists and issue tickets specifically for using the hand-held device.

Am I to blame for a car accident?

Getting into a car accident is stressful and often painful. If you are injured or your car is damaged, you may be wondering how to pay for these expenses.

It's possible you may have been partially to blame, even if the other driver was more at fault, or the other driver may claim you partly caused the accident. How does Florida handle these incidents?

What are the long-term costs of a brain injury?

If you suffered a brain injury from an auto accident, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from brain injuries after an auto accident each year. You may be worried about the long-term effects on everything from your job to your social life. Brain injuries can vary as much as the people who suffer them, but they tend to have a few things in common:

Little known facts about personal injuries

You were rushing to get home to start dinner, and another vehicle rolled into your car as you were leaving the parking lot. A small jolt occurred during the accident, but no one was injured. You apologize, shrug off the minor mishap and go your separates ways.

The next day, you notice some trouble breathing. Its allergy season, and you wonder if an allergy shot might help. Several days later, you develop a mild headache. You notice your balance is a bit off. The headaches turn into migraines. Your eyesight blurs so badly that you cannot read or watch television. Your daughter insists on driving you to the hospital.

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