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Symptoms of emotional trauma after a car accident

It is extremely scary to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. If this happens, there is always the chance that you could suffer a physical injury, such as a concussion or broken bone.

But did you know that emotional trauma can also result from a car accident? This may not be something that concerns you shortly after the incident, but soon enough you could realize that it's a serious problem.

Some of the most common symptoms of emotional trauma after a car accident include:

  • Nightmares
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Irritability
  • Social withdrawal
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Compulsive behavior

All of these things can make it difficult to resume your normal life after a car accident. In some cases, the victim may require medical assistance to treat his or her emotional trauma.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to seek compensation for emotional distress related to your accident. This is known as mental anguish, and is something to consider as you learn more about your legal rights.

At our law firm, we know that some people suffer more than physical injuries in a car accident. We are well aware that emotional trauma is also a major concern, as this can impact you for the rest of your life.

If you suffer any type of injury in a car accident, physical or emotional, you should receive immediate medical treatment. This will give you a better idea of what you need to do to improve your life in the future. It will also help you determine how to best seek compensation from the negligent party.

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