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Car Accidents: The Emotional Impact

Car accidents are one of the most commonly overlooked causes of emotional trauma. It is sometimes difficult for car accident victims to feel understood after an accident. Some people expect that if they end up physically OK, they should be emotionally OK, too. However, the emotional wound of a sudden trauma can be much more complex than we might anticipate.

Effects of Sudden Trauma

It can be hard to summarize what the emotional experience of surviving a car accident might be like for any one person. Certainly, there are some people who do not suffer much emotionally after surviving an accident. However, other people experience some of the following symptoms of emotional trauma:

  • Stress
  • Fear
  • Ongoing nervousness
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Feeling as though you are in a constant state of danger
  • Headaches or stomach troubles without medical causes
  • Avoidance of things related to the accident

There are several characteristics of an event that can make it especially traumatic. These include fearing for one’s life, feeling powerless to stop the trauma, or being involved in an incident that happened suddenly and without warning. These characteristics apply to most car accidents.

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If someone else caused the accident that led to your emotional suffering, they may be liable for your financial losses. Although no amount of money can take away your suffering, a financial settlement could allow you to get the treatment you need, and could cover other expenses if you are unable to work. Call the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about what we can do to help you at this time.

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