You Can Get Help With Emotional and Psychological Injuries After a Car Accident
Being involved in a serious car accident is obviously a traumatic and distressing experience for victims. For some individuals and families, the psychological and emotional impact of an accident can linger for weeks, months, or years after the initial wreck, and it can interfere with their lives and their ability to fully recover from what happened.
While money can’t solve all of your family’s problems if you’ve been seriously hurt, you should know that pain, suffering, and emotional injuries are taken seriously under the law—and you may have the right to pursue additional compensation from the other driver’s insurance company in these situations.
Car Accidents Cause More Than Just Physical Injuries and Property Damage
For many victims, the primary focus of their injury claims is to recover the huge costs of their medical treatment for physical injuries. However, victims recovering from wrecks are often dealing with more than just their physical symptoms and the price tag for auto repairs. Many families also struggle with emotional issues that may be more difficult to define and don’t always come with a receipt, such as:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other issues related to the trauma of the wreck
- The strain of adjusting to life with a serious injury, disability, or the loss of a loved one
- The emotional weight of caretaking or being cared for
You Can Recover Financially for Emotional Injuries That Result From a Car Accident
Don’t ignore emotional symptoms after you’ve been involved in a car accident. You can get appropriate treatment and counseling to help you recover and cope with symptoms, and you can also pursue compensation for that treatment and the pain and suffering caused by a negligent driver. However, it isn’t always easy, and you will need a strong understanding of your rights and insurance-industry practices in these kinds of cases.
To find out more, read our free book, The 8 Steps to Follow After Your Illinois Car Accident, or speak with our legal team directly at 312-332-1400.