The accident was a foolish one in hindsight- one that wouldn’t have happened if you had only been more careful. It was in your office, and everyone was heading out to lunch. Your buddy was showing you a video on his phone as the two of you were making your way downstairs. You weren’t watching your step, and down you went. Sadly, it was more serious than just a broken bone or two. You were left paralyzed for life. Now, if you only had yourself to consider, it would still be a nearly impossible life adjustment, but there’s more at stake. What does this mean for your child?
Think Of Both You And Your Child
For children, getting used to having a parent who’s newly disabled can be a tall order. Everything they knew about you, and the life you had built for them, is now altered forever. You need to not only give them time to adjust, but you also need to be sure they’ll be financially secure should anything else happen to you over the foreseeable future. A lawyer who knows what they’re doing can help you set up life insurance policies, and several other contracts, clauses, wills, and savings accounts that can all payout to your child should the worst come to pass. Fingers crossed that things look up from here on out, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
All You Can Do Is Your Best
After all of this is set up into place, all you can really do is get your lives back to normal. Exercise, keep healthy, and find routines. Get your child back into a productive cycle, and help them focus on the positive rather than the negative. In time, life will get back to normal. The sooner you can adjust to your new way of life, the sooner they’ll be able to accept it as well. What you want is to continue the stability in their life, and the only way you can do that as the parent, is to be stable despite your setbacks.
There’s more than just your well being on the line- there’s a small life out there that needs you to be the best person you can be, no matter what.