Moving Forward After A Car Accident – Without Breaking The Bank
The Canadian Transport Safety Board estimates that a whopping 160,000 car accidents happen each year (as of 2018). Car accidents frequently leave victims emotionally and physically hurt, and finding a way to cope can be difficult – not to mention expensive. From mental health help to seeking legal action, here’s how you can cope after an accident without breaking the bank.
Seeking legal action
Unfortunately, many people may find themselves or a loved one injured following a car accident, meaning that after getting the appropriate medical attention, seeking legal action may be the next step. Not only can a lawyer provide sound advice, but he or she can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve in such a situation. However, hiring the right lawyer for you can prove to be quite stressful, not to mention expensive. FVF Law say that everyone should have access to compassionate and honest legal advice, so search for professionals who offer informative no-cost consultations so that you can make an educated decision on whether or not hiring a lawyer is right for you.
Moving forward with low-cost healing
While physical injuries are often prioritised following a car accident, it’s important to keep in mind that a victim’s mental health can suffer as well. Anxiety, depression and PTSD are common after an accident, and taking care of your mental health is one of the best ways to move forward. This can include many different ways of healing, including therapy, counselling, and having a good support system. Seeing a therapist can become expensive, and especially so over an extended period of time. Luckily, low-cost and budget-friendly options are out there, and can help greatly in reducing the cost of getting the help that you need.
One way to get the care you need without a big bill is by seeking a sliding scale therapist. A sliding scale therapist can help to make therapy more affordable for their clients by adjusting their fees, which can be especially helpful for those who have to pay out of pocket. However, if you don’t have insurance, you may be able to qualify for free or low-cost therapy at a community mental health clinic. Having a strong support system of friends and family is also a great (and free) way to mentally heal after a car accident, as spending quality time by inviting someone over for company often doesn’t cost anything.
Unfortunately, car accidents happen more frequently than we realise, and those affected are often left to pick up the pieces when it comes to their physical and mental health. And, while coping after an accident can come with a hefty price tag, there are some cost-efficient options out there that can help, such as sliding scale therapists and lawyers that offer free consultations.