Emotional trauma after an auto accident
According to Driver Knowledge, there are approximately 6 million car accidents in the United States per year. The financial burden is not the only thing that drivers must face after an accident, there is often emotional trauma that can manifest long after the vehicles are repaired or replaced. At Alexander Law Group, PLC, we not only focus on the physical property of our clients but the mental toll an accident can take on them. If you have suffered from emotional symptoms after an accident, we would like to help you. You do not have to suffer in silence.
What is emotional trauma?
Emotional trauma post-accident can appear as a wide variety of symptoms. It may also be referred to as emotional distress. Emotional trauma can present as sleep loss or sleep disturbances, nightmares, weight fluctuations, moodiness/irritability, and social withdrawal, as well as many other mental and emotional indicators. Also, post-traumatic stress disorder is a common outcome of car accidents. About 7-8% of the population will experience PTSD symptoms that are brought on by a car accident. Find Law says that the severity of the emotional trauma varies with each case. The symptoms of the emotional toll are different for each person. If you believe that you have suffered emotional trauma from your car accident, it is important to seek medical and legal help. You know yourself best and if your mental health has changed after a car accident, it is worth seeking help.
Establishing Emotional Trauma
If you’ve been traumatized from a car accident, pinpointing the exact diagnosis may be difficult to do. A medical professional can help with the proper diagnosis. You should also never be afraid to discuss what you’re experiencing with friends and family either. Talking about the event can help you figure out your emotions. However, establishing emotional trauma in a legal case can be very difficult. Only experienced auto accident attorneys understand the complexities of forming the groundwork for winning your suit. Because establishing emotional injuries is more difficult than physical injuries, these cases will require substantial effort and it is not recommended that you attempt to do so on your own. One thing that you can do, though, to support your case and your attorney, is to keep a detailed log of your symptoms when they occur. Also take note of when, where, why, and how they are affecting you at the moment. Documentation can make a big difference in your case, so make sure to write down anything that is out of your norm.
Give Us a Call
At Alexander Law Group, PLC, we are experienced in handling emotional trauma and distress cases. We have auto accident expertise, as well as an understanding of how it can affect you financially, physically, and mentally. You don’t have to go through this alone. We know that the recovery process often can be lengthy and costly. We can help you get the settlement that you deserve. Give us a call today at (804) 271-1969 or request an appointment online.