The effects of sustaining an injury in an accident are seldom just physical. There are often psychological and emotional repercussions, particularly if the incident was traumatic. It is sometimes referred to as mental anguish. You don’t even have to have been directly involved in the accident: maybe you were a witness, or have a close family member who was involved.
It doesn’t even have to be an traumatic accident. People many also experience mental health issues after medical malpractice, the wrongful death or a loved one, false arrest or unlawful imprisonment, to name just a few examples.
Some of these psychological effects are minor, and with time go away. Others are longer lasting, and can have detrimental effects to your home, family and work life. In many ways, the psychological repercussions can be as debilitating as the physical ones.
Mental health is an important part of your wellbeing. If you have feel like you have continued psychological injuries after being involved in an accident, either directly or indirectly, you may be able to seek compensation. Mental anguish can sometimes be difficult to prove, but our Personal Injury Group can assist you in getting what you are entitled to.
We have experience in many different kinds of mental health issues that have resulted from an accident, including:
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic Pain
Contact our team today for more information.