According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 6.7 million vehicle crashes occur each year, resulting in more than 36,000 deaths and 2.7 million people injured. Studies have found that the most common cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population is car accidents. In fact, a study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health found that nearly 40 percent of survivors of motor vehicle accidents developed PTSD. Following a collision, you may not only suffer from emotional trauma, but you likely will also experience physical injuries, in addition to extensive damage to your vehicle. If you have been a victim of a car accident, you should speak with an Illinois personal injury lawyer right away.
Getting into a car accident is a major event for anyone involved. It is completely normal for you to feel a range of emotions after the accident, especially after the adrenaline wears off. You may immediately recognize some of these feelings, but it may take days or even months to notice the full effects of the crash. Common signs of emotional trauma after an automobile collision include:
Disruptive and intrusive flashbacks of the accident
Difficulty sleeping and/or nightmares
Avoidance of people, places, or activities that are reminders of the trauma
Irritable or aggressive behavior
Problems with concentration
Recurrent feelings of anxiety
Self-destructive behavior, such as excessive drinking or drug use
If you believe that you may have suffered emotional trauma from a car accident, you should seek help from a professional therapist or psychologist. A licensed mental health specialist can help you work through the emotional trauma of the accident. They will also be able to provide you with a record of your treatment, something that you will need when you move to recover compensation for the accident.
A skilled Illinois personal injury attorney will be able to help you determine if your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver. You may be entitled to compensation for your emotional pain and suffering, along with other physical or financial damages you have experienced. Keeping notes of all of your physical and emotional symptoms and maintaining records regarding any treatment you seek can help you recover compensation.
If you have been a victim of an automobile crash, you should speak with a knowledgeable Lombard, IL car accident lawyer as soon as possible. At the Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we understand how those vehicle collisions can lead to physical and emotional scars. Our skilled and dedicated legal team will assist you in recovering the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries so you can truly heal. Call our office today at 630-529-4761 to schedule a free consultation.
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