Severe injuries can be terribly traumatic no matter the situation. Things can be worse if you are not properly prepared to handle it for you and your family.
One of the most important parts of dealing with severe injury is making sure that you are properly prepared beforehand. Insurance is probably the most important part of this. In addition, you can make sure to discuss possible eventualities with your family and ensure that
When something bad does happen and you or a loved one which results in a severe injury, make sure to stay calm. This is usually the difference between an injury being unfortunate and painful, and that same injury becoming disastrous. Educate yourself well enough to stay calm under pressure when you or a person you care about is injured. It is a good thing to take an emergency first aid class, no matter who you are, because it is better to be safe than sorry. If you can, make sure to get as much documentation of the injury and the situation surrounding as you can.
Any documentation that you or your loved ones can get is very important for the events following the injury. Try to get well as soon as is possible. In addition, consult an attorney concerning your injury and possible courses of action for remediation. You should not have to pay for a personal consultation (if a lawyer asks for a retainer in a case like this before a consultation, do not use them) and make sure to bring all the documentation that you can to see if you have a case. After you get out of the hospital, dedicate yourself to your physical therapy as it is essential to your full recovery. You may also need conventional therapy, and this is not uncommon. Remember that you are not alone in dealing with an injury and the aftermath. With a little help, anyone can see their way through.