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Coping with Anxiety After a Car Crash


While lawyers are skilled at navigating the legal issues caused by car accidents, it is understood there is an emotional toll to accidents as well. Obtaining financial compensation to repair or replace a car is one thing, but coping with the trauma of the event can be just as necessary.

Anxiety symptoms can be scary and many Maryland accident victims find recovery is a life-long journey. You do not have to heal alone, there is help available and a Baltimore car accident lawyer can help.

Recovering from Anxiety After a Car Accident

Some find it very difficult to overcome anxiety following a car crash. When an individual is experiencing anxiety and depression, it can be impossible to return to a feeling of normalcy, even as physical injuries heal. There are ways to recover, financially and emotionally.

Traumatic events impact different people in different ways. If a person suffers from anxiety in the wake of a crash they may have flashbacks that interfere with daily life or find themselves unable to comfortably ride in a car.

Speaking to a mental health professional can help individuals who are coping with anxiety or living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Professionals can share coping methods with victims and provide additional support to help individuals overcome mental health issues and move forward.

Traffic accidents occur every day in America, but the effects of each accident vary from individual to individual. When there is emotional trauma, a victim might experience some of the following feelings:

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Shock
  • Disbelief
  • Worry
  • Guilt
  • Insomnia

After a car crash, a person may be immediately focused on their physical injuries. But, after a bit of time, they may also realize they are coping with lasting emotional effects. When a person is coping with anxiety or PTSD, it is hard to focus, sleep, or live a productive life. It is possible to recover and a lawyer can help secure the funds needed.

Ways that Damages Can Be Compensated

Healing from physical and emotional injuries is essential. And, while a victim is recovering, they can have an attorney working toward pursuing compensation for accident damages. Claims can include both financial and non-economic damages.

Financial damages are items that can be calculated by tallying expenses, such as hospital bills and car repair expenses. Calculating for non-economic damages can be more complicated. Baltimore car accident lawyers can calculate the worth of your claim, including how to collect damages for trauma.

Were you in a traumatic car accident? Learning how to heal can take time, but you do not have to go through the process alone. Mental health professionals and counselors can provide coping methods and lawyers can pursue the funds needed to pay for your recovery.

If you have questions about how to secure compensation for your anxiety treatments after a car accident, talk to the legal team at Iamele & Iamele, LLP to discuss options. Our lawyers can help you access funds for financial and non-economic damages. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.


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