When you’ve been injured in a serious auto accident, you already know about the physical pain and suffering firsthand; however, crashes can produce more than just physical pain. Another type of injury many car accident victims suffer from is emotional pain. Especially when a crash is traumatic, it is quite common that victims suffer emotional trauma and psychological complications that result in the following:
While most of these reactions are normal to feel after a serious crash, sometimes emotional trauma can be long-lasting. Some car accident victims even experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, it is possible to suffer from these emotional issues without being diagnosed with PTSD. Because emotional illness is a serious outcome of a crash, it is important that victims of car accidents see a health professional to talk about these concerns.
Get Medical and Legal Help
If you are feeling irritable, depressed, or anxious, or if you are not able to sleep or concentrate at work, you may be suffering from the emotional and mental pain of the crash. Also, if you are reliving the accident over and over again in your mind or if you are experiencing flashbacks of the crash that is causing you anxiety, it is very possible that you are suffering from PTSD.
Because anxiety and emotional distress can seriously affect your personal and professional life—which can impact your life forever—it is important to not only seek the help of a medical professional but also of a legal professional. If you are looking to speak with an experienced accident attorney about your personal injury claim, feel free to contact our office at (301) 942-9118 for a free consultation today.