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The hidden trauma of car crashes

On Behalf of | Jan 23, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Collisions

We all know that car accidents happen every day. Indeed, millions happen every year, but many may not realize that there are some hidden traumas that still need medical intervention and are compensable in an Indialantic, Florida, personal injury lawsuit.

The immediate hidden traumas

The immediate hidden traumas of car accidents are the emotional impacts. Initially, the first emotional impact is shock and trouble believing that a negligent driver just hit you. Then, you experience a wave of nervousness, worry and fear. And, this is all at the same time that you must deal with your physical injuries and the mental taxation of dealing with your insurance company, tow truck drivers, rental car companies and the mechanic or car dealer.

The usual result

For most people, the usual result of all of this is that those initial hidden emotional traumas go away on their own. They may even go away within the first few moments. However, not everyone is so lucky.

Post-traumatic stress

For those not so lucky to have these feelings pass, those initial traumas intensify and grow worse. That worry grows to anxiety, and that initial shock may become a continual replaying of that impact in the mind, like an endless misery loop. These feelings can further escalate, causing an inability to drive, sleep and a myriad of other issues as a result of this post-traumatic stress.

What can be done?

First, if medically able and cleared, get back to your life as soon as possible. Stay active, at work and talk about your trauma with your friends and family. For many, this may be enough to help you get through this post-traumatic stress. However, for others, you will need medical and mental health intervention.

And, do not forget to let your attorney know about these struggles. Your medical and mental health interventions are compensable in a Indialantic, Florida, personal injury lawsuit.