Vehicular accidents are some of the most deadly and traumatizing events. In mere seconds or minutes, these accidents can shatter life as you know it, leaving you with physical and emotional wounds that can take years to treat and to heal. If you or someone you know has recently been through a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident or any other personal injury mishap that you feel was caused by a neglectful party, we urge you to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.
The Devastating Effects of Personal Injury Accidents
While those who have been through a personal injury accident are lucky to survive, especially if the accident was of catastrophic nature, sometimes they are left with survivor’s remorse as well as other emotional/mental trauma. And more often than not, they are also impacted by substantial and even permanent physical wounds. These kinds of injuries can be so overpowering that they may leave the victim in a depressed and even comatose state. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Individuals who experience a serious motor vehicle accident (MVA) are at increased risk for psychological problems, particularly Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For many individuals, the symptoms of PTSD following a serious MVA may include psychologically re-experiencing the trauma (e.g., intrusive thoughts about the accident, distressing dreams about the accident), persistent avoidance of thoughts or situations associated with the accident (e.g., reluctance or refusal to drive, actively avoiding thoughts about the MVA), numbing of emotional responsiveness (e.g., greatly reduced or absence of emotions, feeling detached from others), and increased physical arousal (e.g., exaggerated startle, irritability, disturbed sleep).” Sometimes these emotions as intense as they are can also be competing with the stress and sadness generated by the loss of a loved one during the accident as well as the loss of a limb, physical mobility, disfiguration, or other physical injuries.
Per the Central for Disease Control, accident injuries can also take a huge financial toll on those who live through them, as “crash-related injuries are costly”. According to a recent study performed by the center, “medical care costs and productivity losses associated with injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $75 billion in 2017.” This is why we recommend those who do not want to be left with the burden of covering medical bills, and vehicle repairs for an accident they didn’t even cause, to contact a personal injury attorney in Tampa, Florida at the Reyes Firm at (813) 421-3411. We know this is a difficult and emotional time for you, but we hope you can count on us to help and orient you through this trying process.