The immediate impact of a car crash is easily apparent: injuries, property damage, and potential legal matters. It’s a lot to consider. However, it’s not the only concern that people should have, especially when some injuries—and conditions—may take days or even months to come to light.
One of the things that a survivor may experience for a long time is post-traumatic stress disorder. While this is a condition most commonly associated with soldiers returning home from war, there are other situations—such as car accidents—that can cause someone to experience this condition.
This type of situation makes understanding the impacts much more important. There are a number of things that can result from PTSD and knowing what to expect helps individuals take the actions necessary to help themselves.
The Struggle with Emotional Feelings
Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with many negative feelings and emotions. For instance, a flashback can cause someone to feel fear and anxiety in a situation where they are reminded of the accident that caused them pain.
In other situations, the long-term impact may result in depression because of how the trauma has affected the survivor’s life. This is a result of loss of enjoyment in life and oftentimes requires therapy for the individual to talk through their problems.
Changes In Everyday Life
The survivor may experience changes in their everyday life that requires them to adjust to the new needs. For instance, if a person is afraid of being involved in another car crash, they may avoid driving altogether. This makes getting to a job more difficult.
Or if the person worked as a driver, it may impact their occupation. These are things that are often considered when someone develops PTSD as a result of a car accident.
At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia car accident lawyers work hard to listen to your needs and put together a strong case on your behalf. We know that this can be a difficult time in your life and work to help you move forward in the most effective manner possible.
When you develop PTSD as a result of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you deserve compensation. You deserve justice. And our team is here to help you pursue it.
We get nothing unless you win. Call us today at (215) 866-2424.