In the aftermath of an injury, it can be hard to see through the trauma and pain. The light at the end of the tunnel may seem far away, or you might not see the light at all after a tragedy. In these cases, someone who has already been through a similar struggle and has come out the other side of the tunnel can be a powerful ally. Sometimes, knowing things are going to get better is all we need to weather the storm.
Spirit of a Community
One of the best examples of this is the Vegas Strong Movement. The #VegasStrong movement continues to grow and keeps the spirit of community throughout the Vegas Valley and beyond alive. Las Vegas suffered a tragedy, but we as a community and city, did not let it bring us down.
We rallied behind the survivors and mourned the victims. When the next national tragedy struck, we were ready with volunteers and donations. Our recovery didn’t stop with us.
It can be hard to think of helping others when you are in the middle of covering yourself. Once you start moving forward in the positive direction, the traumatic event stops consuming your everyday life. You start healing and with that comes the ability to help others on the same path.
Tragedy and Growing Stronger
Just like a broken bone, when it heals it grows stronger, after a tragedy you will have grown and learned from your experience. Not only will you be better prepared, should your life take a difficult turn again, but you will be uniquely equipped to help someone going through the same situation.
Oftentimes, it is only after a tragedy strikes that people make changes in their lives. Laws are passed, rules change, and people resolve to never let it happen again. But some people take it a step further, they become an advocate for their own recovery, and the recovery of anyone else they know.
At Paul Padda Law we want our clients to turn their tragedies into healing. It’s not about the injury, it’s about the recovery.