Emotional Trauma and Distress after a Car Accident
Car accidents can be traumatizing. The effects of personal injuries caused by a car accident can lead or contribute to significant emotional shock, trauma and stress. Car accidents can also cause psychological injuries that may take years to abate, if ever.
Chronic pain, as a result of personal injuries sustained in a car accident, may lead to depression, anxiety, low mood, outbursts, crying, withdrawal from society, sleep issues, and a loss of interest in usual activities.
Sometimes, car accidents may result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be caused from being traumatized as a result of a car accident and can cause the sufferer severe interruptions in their daily life.
Some symptoms of PTSD may include:
- Avoidance of anything that reminds the sufferer of the car accident
- Withdrawal from society
- Self harm
- Recurring and horrifying memories of the car accident
Often times, PTSD, along with other psychological and emotional injuries caused by a car accident, require psychological or psychiatric therapy, counselling, and the use of medications.
Emotional and psychological injuries are just as real as physical personal injuries caused by a car accident. These personal injuries have the ability to severely impair the sufferers’ ability to work, cope with the stressors of daily life, attend to their family and friends, and to properly function on a daily basis.
If you have been involved in a car accident and have experienced the onset of emotional trauma and distress , or other personal injuries as a result of a card accident, contact a knowledgeable lawyer at Law Fifty One LLP to see what options may be available to you in order to claim for compensation.