Q: Can I sue for psychological problems I’ve been suffering following a bus accident?
Yes. Psychological issues are very real injuries for many victims of traffic accidents. Any type of crash can be traumatic and cause someone to suffer emotionally, mentally, and behaviorally, but a major bus accident can be particularly difficult to recover from for many victims. Because psychological issues can impact many areas of life, people who suffer emotionally and mentally after a crash deserve to be compensated for their losses.
Before you are able to collect compensation for psychological trauma caused by the crash, you will need to be diagnosed by a medical professional. Whether you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, panic disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or a mood disorder such as depression, it is very likely you can make a financial recovery for your injuries.
Since a disorder such as PTSD can cause a person to feel disconnected and emotionally numb, this disorder can affect a person’s personal relationships. In addition, PTSD can cause insomnia and trouble concentrating, which can also affect a person’s professional life. Changes such as these can be long-lasting and require professional help.
Not only are these injuries real, but they can be expensive to treat. Because you will need many counseling sessions by a licensed therapist, the medical costs to help treat your psychological disorder can add up quickly. In addition to medical costs, you may be able to collect compensation for pain and suffering, which is the emotional trauma you suffered in the bus accident.
To learn more about pursuing damages following a bus accident, you should contact our office for a free consultation today at (301) 942-9118.