If you're the partner or the spouse of someone who's just been badly hurt in a crash, to say you're overwhelmed is no doubt an understatement.
You're worried about your loved one and navigating healthcare and financial decisions you'd hoped never to encounter. People are asking you complicated questions, you're incredibly stressed about everything you have to manage, and you're not even sure where to turn.
At D'Intino Law Firm, LLC, it's our goal to make sure that you are as empowered as you possibly can be in the event of personal injury. Today, let's walk through a few ways you can advocate for your loved one.
How to Advocate for Your Partner After a Traumatic Crash
First of all, take a deep breath. It's important to remember that you're going through a traumatic time, as well — even if you're physically unharmed.
If you've reached out to a personal injury attorney and your loved one is in the hospital, you've already done the most important things you can do to ensure the best outcome possible.
However, we know that you'll want to be there for your partner while they recover. Here are a few tips to helping them out while they're hospitalized:
- Ask questions. Whenever hospital staff uses an acronym, recommends a medication, or advises treatment, ask what that means. Make sure you understand what's happening; it'll help you make more confident decisions when you need to. At the end of your loved one's hospital stay, take lots of notes regarding ongoing care.
- Watch out for mistakes. Don't assume that hospital workers are perfect. They're likely professional and good at their jobs, so you don't need to be paranoid—just watchful. Again, make sure you understand what's going on, and don't be afraid to speak up. Remind hospital staff of your loved one's allergies, recurring medications, and other pertinent information. This may give your partner's care team valuable data that could influence their care.
- Be there for your loved one! Your partner will probably be disoriented and scared. Just being there to hold their hand can make a big difference. If you're able to, bring them familiar objects from home, read to them, and make sure they're getting enough food and drink (if their care team says this is appropriate).
Ultimately, your partner wants to be taken care of—and, likely, to go through this with you instead of alone!
Trust D'Intino Law Firm, LLC to Take Care of Your Case — So You Can Take Care of Your Partner
We realize that the last thing on your mind right now is compensation or the legal handling of your claims. However, when they're released from the hospital, you're going to want to know that you have the resources to care for your partner and your family.
D'Intino Law Firm, LLC in Philadelphia is ready to provide empathetic legal assistance in your time of need. Call us at (267) 491-9111 or connect with us online today, and we'll help you pursue the compensation you deserve.