How to help someone after a life-changing car accident

People are lucky if their car accidents are only fender benders that result in no or minimal injuries. Many car collision victims do not come out of the experience the same. If people get out of severe crashes alive, their lives are forever different.

If you know a friend or family member who is dealing with a life-altering car accident injury, you may be wondering how you should help. Here are some ways you can assist a loved one after a catastrophic motor vehicle wreck:

Make a donation

A little money can go a long way when someone you know is in a crisis. Your friend or relative may have his or her job on hold when there is a life-changing injury. A donation can alleviate some of the financial concerns of lost wages and medical bills. 

Collect donations from others

If you have the time and the heart for it, you can start taking donations for medical costs. There are many online fundraising sites that make it easy to begin a campaign. Send out social media posts or email blasts to those in your circle to encourage donations.

Bring some meals

If you know someone in the hospital or at home in recovery, you should think about bringing him or her a meal or two. A tasty, home-cooked dinner will bring many smiles during a hard time. Consider bringing something over in a covered aluminum container so it can be frozen or cooked when desired. 

Be a "get-it-done" person

You may want to go the extra mile for your struggling loved one. If you want to demonstrate your commitment, you can assist your relative or friend with various tasks, including:

  • Running errands
  • Dealing with insurance companies
  • Talking to a lawyer
  • Babysitting
  • Walking dogs

Depending on how much time and energy you have, you can do a lot to help a friend recover.

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