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Handling Reactions to Disfigurement


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4/24/2014
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Learning to live with disfigurement after a serious motorcycle accident is difficult enough. But even when someone reaches the point of accepting the injury and resultant disfigurement, there is still the issue of handling others’ reactions. The following information may prove helpful. 

Handling Others’ Reactions to Your Disfiguring Injury: Be Prepared

Know that people might stare or even ask questions. Expectancy can be the first step toward dealing with it. But also be ready with a response. This eliminates having to quickly come up with an explanation off the top of your head. It can be as simple as, “I was injured in a motorcycle accident.” You might even come up with a couple of different responses. Then it’s up to you if you want to elaborate further or move on.

Staring can be a little more difficult for some to handle. So also be prepared for how you will deal with these situations. Usually a quick smile or a look that lets the person know you are aware of their staring can be enough to stop it. If you decide to respond, try to keep it light. Your approach could be humorous or straightforward, but try to avoid confrontational responses.

Handling Others’ Reactions to Your Disfiguring Injury: Talk About It

In some cases it’s easier to get the unasked questions out of the way by addressing your injury first. Not only does it put you in control but it can quickly dispel uneasiness that others may feel, allowing all parties to relax. However you choose to handle the reactions of others, show confidence.

Disfigurement from a motorcycle accident can be a significant challenge for someone to overcome; not only physically and emotionally, but financially as well. Contact an attorney at the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz to learn about legal options that may address all of the damages you suffered. Call 404-474-0804.



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