How An Accident Can Affect Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and millions of Americans must face the reality of living with a mental illness every day. Mental illness can be triggered after a traumatic experience such as an unexpected accident or injury.

Shock and stress can trigger psychological injuries which significantly impact your quality of life for years to come. Recovering from an accident takes far more than hospital visits to treat your injuries and victims often face an avalanche of consequences, predominantly mental pain and suffering.

Psychological injuries can take many forms, including but not limited to the following:

  • PTSD – Post-traumatic stress disorder is common after a victim survives a life-threatening accident. Those suffering from PTSD often experience flashbacks, nightmares, memory loss, paranoia, and numbness.
  • Depression – Victims feel hopeless about the future or their ability to recover. A common reaction is seeking isolation and avoiding talking about the event.
  • Anxiety – Victims may experience feelings of fear or guilt in addition to always being on edge for potential dangers.

Compensation for psychological injuries may be complicated to calculate, but every injured individual has the right to damages for another’s negligence or recklessness.

Injured in Clearwater? Contact Our Qualified & Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Today

The Fran Haasch Law Group is led by knowledgeable and tenacious lawyers committed to delivering the optimal results to our clients, no matter the obstacles in our way. Our Clearwater legal team’s primary focus is ensuring your case is as strong as possible. Our 20+ years of experience will be your greatest ally during this challenging time.

Would you like to schedule an initial case evaluation with a member of our firm? Contact us by calling (727) 784-8191.

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