Mental And Emotional Injuries
After suffering physical injuries in an accident, some people find themselves in the wake of psychological symptoms they have never experienced before.
They may begin having anxiety or panic attacks, suffering from depression or chronic pain, develop phobias or fear of driving or going to certain places, their moods and personality may undergo a significant change.
These symptoms should not be disregarded. Mental and emotional damages are foreseeable consequences of any personal injury accident, and can and do significantly affect the settlement value of the case.
However, before you can make a claim for such injuries, they must be properly evaluated and documented, just like a physical injury. For cases like these, our Firm has established relationships with many of the area's most preeminent practitioners, including psychologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and neuropsychiatrists, to ensure our clients receive prompt and competent care and treatment for these injuries.
Symptoms of Emotional Distress
If you experience any of the above symptoms, chances are you are suffering from some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”), Major Depression, chronic Pain Disorder, or Phobia, and need a referral to a neuropsychologist for evaluation for possible Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”).
Your case might be complicated by pre-existing factors, such as Bipolar Disorder, or stressors pre-dating the injury, such as loss of a job, divorce, or death in the family.
A skilled and experienced personal injury attorney will handle and structure your case with sympathy, care, and foresight to address and minimize the impact of these issues, and make sure that you get properly compensated for the intangible, non-obvious, but nevertheless very real and debilitating consequence of someone else's negligence.
Seeking Compensation For Your Injuries
We have seen victims of severe rear-end collisions and auto accidents leave lucrative employment, ruin their relationships with their loved ones or completely stop driving post-accident.
If your life, your relationships with others or other activities of daily living have drastically changed after an accident, contact a lawyer at Injury Justice Law Firm to see if you are entitled to compensation for these injuries. Call 310-734-7974, or contact us by online form.
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