Car accidents are common, devastating, and preventable. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every ten seconds a person is injured in an automobile accident. Victims don’t always suffer serious injuries in these accidents, but they may suffer invisible and long-term psychological effects of accidents long after their bodies have healed. WebMD recently reported on a British study that found that as many as one-third of accident victims may experience anxiety, depression, phobias, and PTSD after an accident. The cost of these “hidden” personal injuries can be immense. Therapy and counseling can cost as much as $1,000 a month. Proper care for PTSD may require years of treatment and care. For victims suffering from serious physical injuries, the emotional damage these accidents cause can make recovery more expensive and challenging.
Victims who don’t receive treatment often suffer immensely. They are unable to engage in normal life activities due to fear and anxiety, they suffer from insomnia which can interfere with work duties, and they may not be able to be there for their families. Car accident victims may furthermore not seek the care they need and deserve out of inability to afford treatment. Fortunately, the law offers many protections to those who have been injured. An auto accident law firm like Crosson Law Group LLC in Marietta can assist survivors in getting the recovery they need so that they can get appropriate care.
Many assume that only the most severe accidents result in the most serious psychological consequences, but the reality is that individuals who are in minor accidents can suffer as well. In one study of individuals involved in car accidents, many of the individuals who suffered anxiety were passengers rather than drivers.
Unfortunately, car accident victims who suffer from psychological distress may not be as willing to admit that they need help. Visible injuries are often treated, but psychological injuries all too often go untreated. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, trauma is actually quite common. 60% of men and 50% of women may suffer from trauma in their lifetimes. Not everyone who experiences a trauma will develop PTSD, but those who do suffer from this condition face increased difficulties in bouncing back after a traumatic event.
The long-term cost of not getting help can be immense. Individuals may become alienated, have trouble forming and keeping relationships, have difficulty at work, experience problems sleeping, or face a whole host of challenges—all of which can have large economic and social costs.
If you’ve been in a car accident and have suffered a personal injury as a result, contact the Crosson Law Group, LLC  at www.crossonlawgroup.com today. A lawyer can review the details of your case and the extent of your injuries. Treatment for injury can be expensive, but the law protects victims from having to foot the bill on their own. A qualified lawyer can pursue insurance companies and negligent parties to make sure you receive the justice you deserve.

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