Emotions You Might Feel Following a Serious Car Accident
Because car accidents can be largely unexpected, they can be especially jarring and upsetting for those involved. Physical injuries might be one of the most difficult things you will sustain but, luckily, you are typically expected to heal from them. The emotions that follow an accident after you were left in a state of disarray might be the most devastating things that you will face as you move forward with your case. Many people believe that emotional injuries are not as serious as physical injuries, but this is not always the case.
When you move forward with your claim for compensation, some of the first aspects that might come to mind include aspects such as medical bills, lost wages from missed work, future therapy and surgery coverage, and more. However, did you think of the pain and suffering that goes hand in hand with your case? You might be at risk of a wide range of emotional and psychological issues that can easily follow one of these cases. We understand that a serious car accident can be an overwhelming and jarring experience, which is why we want to help you with the stacking expenses that continue to pile up, even if those refer to those that are solely emotional.
The Reality of Emotional Trauma
Just how prevalent is emotional suffering in car accidents? The number of people who receive PTSD in a car accident is significantly higher than for those who have not been involved in a car accident. An average of 60% of people who have been involved in a serious accident have received some type of PTSD-related symptom from the accident. With around 3 million people being injured in car accidents every year, these are high numbers and we find that many people could be at risk.
A negative emotional response can come from an accident when you believe that your life was in danger. After a car accident, there are several actions that are not considered to be ‘normal’ following most accidents, such as not wanting to drive in vehicles anymore or feelings of anxiety every time you are with another driver. Of course, sometimes these symptoms are considered to be a natural response to a traumatic life event and should subside over time. If you continue to feel these emotions, you should always speak with someone – and you might have the option to file a claim as well.
Your Right to Compensation
When an individual suffers from these or other mental health conditions after a car accident, they expect to be taken as seriously as possible. This is why it is important to start working with an attorney so that you can obtain the compensation you deserve in your time of need. At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here for you to help you through one of the most difficult experiences in your life. We understand how traumatic car accidents can be and want to stand by your side when you need us most. Contact us for more information at 304-431-4050.