While many people realize the physical consequences of traffic crashes, such as broken bones and head injuries, the emotional toll can be extremely difficult as well. To make things worse, the mental hardships that victims may have to face can be difficult to detect and others may be unaware of the challenges that a car accident victim is struggling with. Some people become depressed after a crash and others may develop an anxiety disorder. Sadly, high levels of stress can prevent victims from fully recovering and may interfere with their lives in all sorts of ways.
Accident-related anxiety can prevent victims from driving in the future, and some may even be unable to work for a certain period of time. If someone’s job revolves around driving, they might even need to find a new line of work, which can be even more emotionally upsetting and introduce financial challenges. Other challenges related to anxiety include difficulty in personal relationships, having a hard time sleeping at night and losing interest in activities that one used to enjoy.
Regrettably, anxiety can diminish the quality of one’s life in various ways, and motor vehicle crash victims who have become very stressed out deserve justice. In some cases, motor vehicle wrecks are so severe that they result in post-traumatic stress disorder and long-term emotional trauma. Our law office fully understands the array of difficulties that may lie ahead for accident victims, and we believe that reckless drivers who show little regard for traffic safety laws should not be able to get away with their actions.