If you have ever dealt with a car accident, you know that the after-effects can range from a minor inconvenience to difficult trauma.
Trauma can be physical, of course, but it can also be mental.
Mental health consequences after accidents
One article notes that, in addition to the physical injuries sustained after car crashes, there can be many psychological effects as well. Potential mental health problems that may affect crash survivors are depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias.
For many injured people, these effects fade over a period of days or weeks. For others — particularly after very serious accidents — the effects can linger much longer and develop into major issues.
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, these types of stressful events can impact your mental health and overall well-being.
If a negligent driver caused your physical or mental injuries
If you have been injured following a motor vehicle crash, you should always seek care for your injuries. When you seek care, keep in mind that injuries extend beyond the physical. Indeed, PTSD is just one of the invisible injuries a person can carry away from an accident.
If you have been harmed due to another driver’s negligence, you do not have to accept monetary responsibility for another driver’s actions. And, if you were involved in a severe car accident, you may have a longer and more complicated road to healing, but you deserve to be made whole.
Even if you are in contact with insurance companies, it can be advantageous to contact an attorney who will advocate to ensure fair compensation for your damages.