Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are notorious not only for causing physical injuries but emotional trauma as well. Close to 40 percent of MVA survivors report experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) according to a study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). If you or a loved one have survived a vehicular accident, you must assess your emotional health post-incident from time to time. This way, you can deal with the emotional trauma before it gets any worse.
Trauma is the encompassing term that describes what American Psychological Association (APA) refers to as “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.” It can manifest as anxiety, constant flashbacks of the incident, emotional disturbance, and, sometimes, even physical symptoms. Developing emotional trauma following MVAs or any psychologically taxing event is deeply concerning. This is because trauma can lead to full-blown PTSD, a condition that can affect all facets of a person’s emotional and physical health during his life.
Sadly dealing with emotional scars after a taxing event is still extremely taboo in the United States but you shouldn’t be discouraged to seek help for your condition, mental health is an extremely important part of our lives and general health.
It is normal for a person who survived any physical or emotionally taxing event to feel shocked and disoriented following the incident. However, some symptoms could be considered red flags especially if they grow even more pronounced over time. Among them are:
Mood swings and a marked difference in one’s personality or behavior
You should not suffer in silence when dealing with emotional trauma after an MVA or any horrific event that puts a toll on your mental health. Working on it is the best way to let the trauma go for you to return to the best emotional state you deserve. Here are some ways to help you deal with psychological trauma.
The prevalence of emotional trauma and PTSD among MVA survivors underscores the need for providing timely and effective intervention strategies. At Farahi Law Firm, APC, we will help you achieve just compensation so you can get all the help you need. Under California law, you are entitled to restitution for all damages including emotional pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one need a car accident lawyer that can help you obtain the highest amount of compensation, then contact us today at (844) 824-2955. We work on a No Win-No Fee basis so you don’t have to pay us a cent until we win your case.