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Dealing With Emotional Turmoil Following A Traffic Accident


A traffic accident can leave lasting emotional scars, distress and turmoil that may or may not be related to physical injuries. If you are struggling after a Maryland traffic accident, consider seeking therapy or counseling in order to heal, and talk to an experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer about including mental health fees in your personal injury claim.

Emotional Aftermath of Accidents

Recovering from a traffic accident involves more than physical healing and repairing property. Emotional impacts can be overwhelming, and individuals report experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is also common for people who have been involved in collisions to have phobias related to driving or even traveling in a vehicle.

Emotional distress can significantly impact a person’s daily life, putting strain on relationships and work commitments, which is why seeking help for emotional pain is just as important as seeking medical treatment for physical injuries. Mental health professionals, such as therapists or counselors, are available to guide people through the emotional healing process. These trained professionals provide support, guidance, and coping strategies when individuals are coping with post-accident emotional challenges.

How your therapy or treatment sessions will unfold will depend on your unique circumstances, but often a session will help a person process their emotions, manage anxiety or depression, overcome trauma, and learn about ways to cope with fears and frustrations. Mental health professionals offer a safe space for individuals to express their concerns and worries.

Including Mental Health Fees in Personal Injury Claims

When pursuing a Maryland personal injury claim, there could be costs and expenses beyond those incurred at an immediate care center or at your primary care doctor’s office. For example, an experienced injury lawyer can help ensure that mental health fees are included in your claim by gathering the proper documentation. Evidence could include therapy records, expert testimony, and medical reports, official documents that will substantiate the need for emotional care.

Adding mental health fees to your personal injury claim is an important part of getting your life back on track because the costs of therapy or counseling sessions, as well as any necessary medications or additional treatments related to emotional trauma, can add up quickly. You do not want to sink your financial life in order to emotionally heal. A full and fair compensation package can help alleviate the financial burden of seeking necessary support.

With the help of a skilled Baltimore personal injury lawyer, you are ensuring that all of your expenses are included in your personal injury claim. Seasoned car accident lawyers have assisted past clients in securing the financial recovery required to move into the future confidently, including settlements that address healthcare costs, property damage fees, and mental health expenses.

Do you want to see a therapist after a traffic accident but are worried about the expense? The attorneys at Iamele & Iamele, LLP will advocate for your rights and work to get all of your accident-related expenses covered. Contact us to book your fee-free appointment.

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