Car Accidents and PTSD
Posted By Garrett Riley || Aug 15, 2013
Depending on the severity of the accident and the injuries suffered, a car crash can be a very traumatic and stressful event. In fact, one study by the National Center for PTSD revealed that car accidents were shown to be the most traumatic event experienced by 25% of males and 13% of females in the United States. As about 1% of the U.S. population will be injured in a car accident in any given year, this means there a lot of people who experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of car accidents, which include feelings of emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and stress. Some people are more prone to experiencing symptoms of PTSD due to certain pre-accident variables such as pre-existing mental health issues. Others may develop symptoms of PTSD long after the accident in dealing with chronic pain and lingering injuries as well as the stress often caused in worrying about insurance and medical bills from the accident.
At Givens Givens Sparks, we understand that a car accident can be a very confusing time. Your car is damaged, you and your passengers may be injured, the police are investigating, the insurance companies might be calling asking all kinds of questions, and you may be wondering who is going to pay for all of this. Making this all the more difficult is the fact that someone else, through their negligence, has caused this accident and you have to experience all of this through no fault of your own. It is our goal to minimize some of the stress and confusion after a car accident and also help guide our clients through the insurance process to ensure that your medical bills are paid and that you are compensated for your injuries. If you've been injured in an accident, call the personal injury attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks for help in understanding your rights against the other driver and against the insurance companies.