Suffering a spinal cord injury is something that is painful; however, the physical pain is only one aspect of the effects that you will have to deal with. The emotional devastation is another matter. This is something that you might find has a huge impact on your future.
We understand that you never thought you would suffer a devastating injury like this. That is fully understandable. You need time to process what happened to you and how your life will be different now. Eventually, you might find that it isn't changing as much as what you thought it was changing. You might be able to use some assistive devices and techniques that allow you to live a full life even though you have the injury.
One thing that is often very tough to deal with is having to learn how to handle the financial matters. Spinal cord injuries are very expensive. You have to make sure that you find out how you can lessen the financial hit you take due to the injury.
If your accident was the result of negligence or recklessness by another person, you might decide to seek compensation. This is something that might take some of the pressure off of your financial situation. When you do this, you need to consider all of the ways the injury has impacted your life. Lost wages, medical care costs and similar factors are some of the things to consider.
Remember, you have two years from your accident to file your claim, so don't delay too long or you will lose out on your chance.