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Novum Law specialist personal injury solicitor Annabelle Turner, an amputee following a serious road traffic accident in Bristol when she was a young law student, was recently asked to participate in case management firm Bush & Co’s podcast series ‘The Resilience Toolbox’.
In the podcast, Annabelle talks to Helen Jackson, Managing Director at Bush & Co, about her harrowing experience of losing her leg and how she has managed to remain resilient in the face of such a catastrophic and life-changing event.
Annabelle explains in the podcast how, in her role as a personal injury solicitor, she uses her personal experience of surviving the devastation and trauma of a catastrophic injury to help Novum Law clients in the same boat.
“It’s really important to know your clients and build a rapport,” says Annabelle. “It’s a very personal journey to go through, and (your clients) have to trust in you, and you’ve got to see what works best for them and act in their best interests. (As a lawyer) you need to do what you can to get them back on their feet and get everything in place so that they can start to rebuild their life.
“I know only too well how essential that is and the importance of settling a personal injury claim at the right level to enable you to go forwards with what you want to do with your life.
“Nothing is ever truly the same, but it does get easier. I know myself the difference going through the personal injury claim process makes to your life and what you can achieve afterwards. And that gives me such a drive to achieve the right results for our clients.
“At the end of the day, no one should ever be left to suffer the consequences and pay the price for someone else’s negligent actions.”
Annabelle also talks about the importance of having a positive mindset and giving yourself targets and goals to help strengthen your resilience in the face of adversity. She says:
“Don’t let anyone tell you what you cannot do. Only you and you alone are truly able to make that decision for yourself. And don’t let your own head stop you either! There are so many opportunities and so much support out there that can help get you through, so it’s important to keep your eyes open and accept the journey you have to go on. Believe me; things will get easier with time.”
Here is a teaser of the podcast where Annabelle talks about how, when you are dealing with a life-changing injury, the mental trauma can feel so much worse than the physical trauma and how losing a limb can feel like you’ve lost your identity:
Listen to Annabelle now
To hear Annabelle talk movingly about her accident and what she’s learned during her rehabilitation journey, you can find the Bush & Co podcast on Spotify and all the main streaming sites.
You can also listen online at https://anchor.fm/bushco or search for The Resilience Toolbox wherever you usually get your podcasts.