Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Experiencing a serious accident can severely impact your mental health in a variety of ways. You may develop depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of your traumatic accident. This trauma impacts your way of life and could leave you with mental scars for the rest of your life.
Even with therapy, there is no easy fix for PTSD. You may battle depression and anxiety for the rest of your life and turn to negative coping methods. All of this can result from someone’s negligence. For this reason, it is important to seek compensation for your mental damages as well as your physical damages after an accident.
You shouldn’t cheat yourself by ignoring your mental pain and suffering during your case.
The Effects of Mental Trauma on Your Lifestyle
Mental trauma can arguably impact you longer than any physical trauma. While your broken bones can heal through proper care, your emotional and psychological health can require much more care and attention. The sights and sounds of your accident may replay in your head years after your accident. Not only does your mental trauma impact you personally, but your family is also affected.
You may develop various negative habits in an attempt to cope with your mental suffering. The atmosphere of your household may change, and your family members may share your pain. You must not overlook the potential damages associated with your mental trauma.
While insurance companies may ignore your psychological trauma, you can seek compensation for your mental and emotional damages through a personal injury claim.
Non-economic Damages in Your Accident Case
Damages that don’t inherently have monetary value are known as non-economic damages. For example, the PTSD that you develop from your car accident is considered a non-economic damage.
Determining the value of non-economic damages is not a simple process. While you can easily present the cost of repairs or medical bills in a courtroom, describing how you lost your way of life is far more complicated. Maybe you’re not as intimate with your partner because of your accident. You could even have a fear of driving because of your accident.
You must vividly describe to the courtroom how your car accident affected your life, your relationship with your family, and more. No matter your trauma, you have the right to compensation for all your damages.
Reach Out to a Detroit Personal Accident Lawyer
Christensen Law is here to assist you through this difficult time. Our attorneys understand how traumatic a personal injury experience can be. Unfortunately, some insurance companies only care about saving money when it falls on them to compensate you for your damages. A personal injury claim, however, allows you to go after the full amount you need and deserve.
Our team wants to fight for your compensation and help you seek what you deserve. No matter your situation, the law office of Christensen Law can stand by your side in your time of need. We are here to help you with all of your legal needs and concerns when you’ve been in a serious accident.