The Stress of Being a Victim Can Take Its Own Toll

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

The stress of being a victim can take its own toll

The days and months after an accident can be stressful.

When we think of a case involving defective products, medical devices, car accidents, or premises liability, it can sometimes be easy to forget the very human toll that these types of cases take on victims. In many of these cases, there are stresses that come from the uncertainty following an accident that can make it difficult to recover both physically and financially.

During uncertain times, people are often subjected to more stresses. They can often be faced with serious long-term implications of their injuries or accident, including the mounting medical bills, lost time from work, and repair bills to damaged property. In tough economic times where many families live paycheck to paycheck, an injury that causes lost time at work can be devastating.

Taking charge of the situation and working with a professional attorney can help people relieve some of that stress. Having an ally who can help to chart those uncertain times after an accident can help people find solutions, and they often come through the legal process.

Seeking compensation to help cover medical and other expenses is a way that people can seek closure. Using the legal system to get the help you deserve can take away some of the helplessness that people sometimes feel when faced with a daunting financial future, and winning justice through the court system can help people get back on their feet.

The stresses of the unexpected can be compounded by the stresses of the uncertainty that comes with the future. After an accident, you should not have to sacrifice your future because of someone else's irresponsibility and negligence.

About the Author

Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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