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Dealing with a car crash while you are getting divorced

If you are bringing your marriage to an end, there are many different issues you need to go over, whether you are losing sleep over financial concerns or you have a lot of anxiety due to a custody dispute. Unfortunately, some people have an especially difficult time during their divorce because of a debilitating traffic accident that leaves them with a serious injury or brain trauma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly three million people suffer non-fatal traffic crash injuries each year. In the aftermath of a car crash, focusing on daily stressors often becomes very hard, let alone immense pressures related to the divorce process. However, it is critical to stay focused and ensure that you understand your legal options.

How can a traffic crash affect your divorce?

Whether you have a hard time focusing on your divorce because of a painful injury or you are facing financial strain due to medical costs, missing work or other accident-related difficulties, a motor vehicle wreck could interfere with your ability to stay focused on your divorce. Moreover, many people struggle to find the time and energy to deal with the end of their marriage and post-divorce family law matters. If you have to go to court over an accident, you could feel overwhelmed when it comes to handling divorce issues in court at the same time.

How can you protect your interests in the wake of a car crash?

Make sure you carefully review your divorce options and devote yourself to the divorce process. Even though accidents create time-consuming and emotionally draining hardships, do not ignore your divorce. From property division to alimony and child custody, the outcome of your divorce could affect you for many years to come.


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