Personal injuries can greatly affect your health, stability and lifestyle. While some are minor and can be treated in the span of days or weeks, others require month long treatments or permanent care. This treatment is costly and lifechanging. It can redirect and upend your life. If you or someone you know has recently been the victim of a personal injury accident, we highly recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Traverse City, Michigan who knows the ins and outs of the legal system and can help you navigate your case with the expediency you need.
Emotional Trauma Linked to Personal Injuries
According to VeryWell Mind, there is a great risk of suffering from PTSD after involvement in a vehicular accident. This is of course, understandable, given that vehicular accidents, particularly those involving trucksand motorcycles can be incredibly devastating, and therefore traumatic. Individuals involved in these accidents, rarely survive, and if they do, they are often left with substantial injuries, emotional and physical ones. “Each year, there are an estimated six million MVAs in the United States, resulting in over 2.5 million injuries.2 According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study, 39.2% of MVA survivors develop PTSD. There are a number of effective treatments for PTSD. Therapy techniques such as cognitive processing therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy can give you the skills necessary to cope with the emotional and mental part of your experience. Certain medications may also be helpful in managing PTSD symptoms.” Of course, these treatments and medications come at a cost, but if your accident was caused by negligence there’s a possibility that you could receive compensation and be able to cover the treatment costs.
Physical Trauma Related to Personal Injuries
According to Balance Careers, “Personal injury lawyers help plaintiffs receive compensation for their losses, including loss of earning capacity due to an inability to work, pain and suffering, reasonable medical expenses, both present and expected, emotional distress, loss of consortium or companionship, and legal costs and attorney fees.” If you have been involved in a vehicular accident, especially a serious and major one, the chances are that you will be left with a couple or a few physical injuries. Some of these include but are not limited to scrapes and bruises, neck injuries and whiplash, limb loss and amputation, disfiguring facial injuries and scars, fractures and broken bones, internal injuries, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries and paralysis, crush injuries, etc. Regardless of the specific injury you have suffered, an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney may be able to help you obtain compensation so that you can treat and recover from your injuries. For information on an attorney who can help, please contact the Neumann Law Group today at (231) 221-0050.