Psychological Distress (Injury) After a Car Accident
After being injured in a car accident, it’s perfectly natural for victims to focus on their physical injuries. Less attention is initially paid to the psychological distress or injury you may have suffered.
But an Orange County personal injury attorney at the Brockmeier Law Group recognizes that these injuries can be just as serious as the physical ones. We believe that you should be compensated for all the injuries and damages you suffered, including those that were psychological.
Psychological Distress After a Car Crash
Car accident trauma that a crash can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Those might include any of the following:
- Anxiety and mental anguish
- Mood swings
- Fear of being in a car
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Caused by Car Crashes
Serious car accident trauma can cause a common mental health disorder known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Nearly 10% of all car accident victims have PTSD after a severe accident. Children have PTSD too. Some of the symptoms of PTSD include the following:
- Flashbacks and intense recollections of the crash
- Fear and avoidance of riding in cars
Coping with Psychological Distress
Treatment for PTSD might require short or long-term psychological therapy and medication. It can be equally or even more costly than treating actual physical injuries.
As opposed to drivers, many people with PTSD were passengers in cars too. Some people with PTSD didn’t develop symptoms until months after their accidents.
Take Legal Actions for Your Psychological Distress
Suppose you’ve been psychologically damaged due to a car crash. In that case, it’s understandable that you don’t want to involve yourself in negotiating with an opposing insurance company that wants to compensate you with as little money as possible to protect its bottom line.
Contact us at your earliest opportunity for a free consultation and case review after suffering both physical and psychological injuries caused by the carelessness and negligence of another driver.
Give Brockmeier Law Group a call at 310-425-3431.