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Recovering from Auto Accident Injuries: Resources and Support in Florida

04/8/2024
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Car accidents are traumatic events. If you suffer a serious injury, you could be facing a lengthy recovery and significant medical bills. You may be unable to work and pay your bills. Getting the medical treatment and rehabilitation you need can be time-consuming and expensive, leaving you with little energy or desire to do anything else. In light of all these challenges, it is important to remember that you are not alone. If you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn, an experienced car accident attorney can help you find a way forward. 

General Injury Resources

While modern cars are safer than ever, there is still a wide variety of injuries that you can suffer in a car accident including broken bones, burns, and concussions. Accident victims should be aware that less severe injuries may not be immediately apparent – they may not manifest themselves until the days following your accident. Whether you were treated at the scene or began experiencing symptoms in the following days, getting quality medical treatment is necessary to make a full recovery. Here are some resources to help you find the treatment you need: 

Florida Emergency and Urgent Care

List of Florida Trauma Centers

List of Florida Hospitals

Choosing the right treatment after your accident

Orthopedists and Orthopedic surgeons

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may need a team of healthcare providers to help you in your recovery. If you don’t have health insurance or are worried about what will be covered by insurance, a car accident attorney can explain your options. 

Resources for People Suffering from Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accident victims suffering from brain and spinal cord injuries face numerous challenges when it comes to their recovery. Some of these challenges include getting the treatment they need, which is often extensive and requires people who are experts in their field. Brain and spinal cord injury victims often require intense recovery and rehabilitation. Because these injuries are so difficult, victims also need tremendous emotional support. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, here are some resources that can help you find the way forward: 

Brain and spinal cord injuries often require lengthy, specialized rehabilitation programs. Here is a sample of some well-respected rehabilitation centers across the state: 

If you are overwhelmed by your options or simply don’t know where to start, your primary care physician can get you pointed in the right direction. If you feel like you are not getting the support you need, a car accident attorney can help you get the treatment you need. 

Emotional Trauma and Your Mental Health

In recent years, we have gained a deeper understanding of the impact a car accident can have on our mental health and, in turn, the impact it can have on our quality of life. Many accident victims struggle for months or even years after their physical injuries have healed. It is common for accident victims to suffer from depression, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you are experiencing any mental or emotional issues following your car accident, do not hesitate to get help – your mental health is just as important as your physical health. The following resources may be helpful in connecting you with the professionals or resources can help: 

  • Psychology Today provides a directory of therapists and counselors across the country, including Florida. You should have no trouble finding a therapist near you. Working with a mental health professional is one of the best ways to work through whatever trauma you are experiencing after your accident.
  • The Trauma Survivors Network provides a variety of resources for people who have been through a traumatic experience such as a car accident. Membership is free.
  • Auto accident trauma treatment from The Refuge in Ocklawaha provides residential treatment tailored specifically for car accident victims. This program provides individualized treatment plans and can be a tremendous resource for victims who are suffering from severe PTSD. 
  • The Crash Survivors Network was established by the Atkinson family at Kettering University after being in a car accident that resulted in the death of their daughter in 2003. The Network’s mission is to educate people as to what they can expect following their accident and to let them know they are not alone. The network can connect you to a variety of mental health resources.
  • Lifeskills South Florida offers residential, transitional, and outpatient mental health treatment for people suffering from mental health issues following a car accident including PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Lifeskills provides a variety of treatment methods and programs with a collaborative approach. 
  • The Center for Trauma Counseling in Palm Beach provides mental health treatment for people who are suffering from all types of traumatic experiences, including car accidents. They also provide services via the Mobile Hope Clinic.

Unfortunately, mental health treatment can be expensive. Do not let the cost stand in the way of getting the treatment you need. Reach out to a car accident attorney if you are in need of mental health resources but are not sure how you will pay for them. 

Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Searcy Denney Today

If you have been injured in a car accident, the days and months ahead will be difficult. We know how to navigate the recovery process and can help you every step of the way, from coordinating your medical treatment to dealing with the insurance companies. If you are injured and overwhelmed, contact us today by calling 800-780-8607 to schedule a free consultation.

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