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Mental trauma and motor vehicle wrecks

| Jan 30, 2019 | Personal Injury |

Many people look at the consequences of a car accident that are immediately visible, such as the loss of life or a physical injury. While these consequences certainly cannot be ignored, it is very important for motor vehicle accident victims and their loved ones to realize that there may be hidden consequences following such an event. For example, some people may struggle with mental trauma, which could disrupt their life in many different ways.

In daily life, those struggling with trauma from a car accident may face numerous challenges, whether they have flashbacks while driving to work, are unable to operate a vehicle due to extreme trauma (which could interfere with their career) or struggle with depression and anxiety. This mental trauma can change one’s personality and it can lead to other problems, such as financial hardship due to missing work. Moreover, someone may lose interest in activities that they used to enjoy due to mental trauma brought on by a motor vehicle wreck.

These are just some examples of how mental challenges can disrupt an auto accident victim’s life. It is vital to keep in mind that many people who face mental issues in the wake of a car crash may not have known that such difficulties were going to arise immediately following the accident, which is why car accident victims who decide to pursue legal action need to look at the full picture. Reckless drivers must be held accountable for the physical and mental challenges that victims have to struggle with.

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