Car crashes, high-speed collisions, trucking accidents, and more all get a reputation for causing nothing but destruction. And to some extent, that’s true. Rarely do you hear someone say, “Wow, I’m glad I was in that accident.” But quite often, people find themselves voicing, “That accident changed my life.” There are many ways that a car crash can change your life, and it’s not often that people take time to appreciate the positive outcomes. Go through these situations and see if you can empathize with those who have come out of a bad situation better than before. And, if you get into an accident, the best thing to do is contact an experienced Tampa car crash attorney.
DUI Charges and Court-Ordered Rehabilitation
Many people have stories where they face court-ordered rehab and actually come out on the other side. That doesn’t relieve them of the damage they have done to their own bodies, their friends, or people that they didn’t even known. The structure within the legal system that allows judges to order or mandate treatment as part of the sentence is highly scrutinized.
While many within the recovery community argue that an addict or alcoholic must be ready and willing to go into therapy, many others fight against that. There are dozens, if not hundreds of real-life stories that people share where they turned their lives around because of court-ordered programs. While those people, usually drivers or partyers, must still live with any guilt or remorse, it’s clear that they have a very different view on live and daily challenges than they did before the wreck.
One life story shared by a young man who was injured, as well as his friends in a wreck as a result of drinking. He admits that part of his recovery was due to his brain’s need to heal, and to do that properly, it needed to be free of stimulants and mind-altering substances, including alcohol and even coffee. But he was also required to go through an outpatient program. He and his friends all experienced hundreds of thousands or an excess of millions of dollars in medical debt because of the crash. Although he finished school, he faces the effects of TBI daily and knows that drinking is no longer an option.
Put a Stop to Aggressive Driving Patterns
Any car accident will have even the best of drivers questioning if they’re always safe. A car collision should have you double-checking your turn signal use and your following distance. If you come out of a car collision and believe that there’s nothing you can do to improve your driving skill and safety, then you might not have understood the full effect of the wreck.
Even when an accident is not at all your fault if should make you more aware of your actions behind the wheel.
Increase Awareness of Non-Vehicles on the Road
Many accidents involve pedestrians and non-vehicles. Again, even if you weren’t at fault in either case, many drivers simply aren’t aware enough of these other people on the road. A brush in with a motorcycle can change your entire outlook and how effectively you look at your blind spots or pay attention to people crossing the road or bicyclists.
Help You Build Resilience in the Face of a Challenge
Many people who experience life-changing injuries because of a car wreck have trouble grasping the full scope of change that they’ll experience in their daily life. A wreck that may leave a person paralyzed may derail their career plans or leave them in a state of depression that can affect their lives more than the debilitating injuries. The aftereffect is the ability to overcome the trauma that many people will never experience. A resiliency and drive for life that without this accident, would not have been known.
Learn About Legal Options with a Tampa Car Crash Attorney
Law offices all throughout Tampa claim that they can win your case or bring in top dollar compensation. Winters & Yonker take a different and more collaborative approach. Let’s meet and talk about your car accident and your desired result. Not everyone wants to drag their claim to court and risk everything, and others don’t want to waste time in settlement negotiations. With Winters & Yonker, it’s always your decision.
Reach out to our Tampa car crash law office now to start learning about the legal options you have after an auto wreck. A crash can change your life, and sometimes you can come out stronger or with more perseverance than you could have imagined. Our attorneys are here to help in that battle.