The pain of injury can last a lifetime.
“Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.”
- Paul Brodeur, Historian
Every day in the news, you hear about serious injuries and deaths caused by injury. But you never really feel the impact until you or a loved one is the story.
You probably think of physical pain when you think of an injury. The initial moment of impact. The nagging hurt that follows. But that’s only a fraction of the pain an injury can cause. Think about the bigger picture:
- A family’s income changes dramatically when the main earner isn’t able to work—and a spouse struggles to be both caregiver and main wage earner
- The mother of a young man who took his own life is left with enormous guilt
- A burn survivor endures painful surgery after painful surgery
- An injured person becomes dependent on family members, along with social and health services
- A car crash survivor spends night after night rehabbing his own injury—and thousands towards the lawsuit against him from someone else he injured
After an injury to you or a family member, you might be left asking, “what if?”
- What if I didn’t push myself?
- What if I made sure she wore her bike helmet?
- What if I changed the smoke alarm batteries?
- What if I didn’t let him drive himself home?
- What if I put the bleach in the top cupboard?
Only you can save yourself from the agony of what ifs.