The human brain is a complex organ. Scientists are still discovering how our brains function, including how we make memories and why certain events can have such profound effects on our psyches.
When you’re injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you likely suffered physical pain. Those injuries can be treated by medical doctors, and are relatively easy to prove. However, there are often psychological components, too. Plaintiffs may find themselves suffering from nightmares, anxiety, guilt, mood swings and more. This can have a detrimental effect on their recovery, and may prevent them from re-engaging in their work, school and social lives as they were before the accident.
Types of psychological injuries
While not all psychological injuries are compensable, many are. Courts recognize that, like physical injuries, psychological injuries can make it difficult to carry out daily functions. Therefore, they are willing to allow monetary compensation to make up for the loss. The Law Offices of Tim Misny can review your claim and let you know whether you’re likely to recover damages for your physical and psychological injuries.
Common psychological injuries include:
- Emotional anguish: This is an intentionally broad umbrella term. It usually covers (at minimum) depression, grief and fear associated with an incident.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by lasting psychological damage, stemming from a single traumatic event or a series of events. Patients may experience flashbacks, vivid nightmares, panic attacks and other severe symptoms. This disorder is commonly associated with veterans, but it can affect anyone who experiences trauma.
- Anxiety, avoidance and fear: Many people experience anxiety and fear after an accident. For instance, they may avoid driving or visiting the scene of the accident. They may have difficulty carrying out normal daily functions, as a result.
Before you call the Law Offices of Tim Misny, make sure that your doctor, psychologist and/or therapist are aware of your psychological distress. Getting thorough documentation and treatment is the key to recovering compensation with us. We’ll discuss your symptoms, diagnoses and legal options.
Psychological injuries might be “invisible,” but they’re no less serious than physical injuries. They can have lifelong effects and prevent plaintiffs from enjoying a fulfilling, normal life. If you’ve suffered mental distress as a result of your accident, we’ll fight zealously to recover compensation. Call today to get started.
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When you’re injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Get in touch with me at (877) 944-4373 so that I can evaluate your case. I’ll fight to ensure you get compensation for your psychological injuries.