Emotional Injury

Generally, the first damages noted after an accident are medical. The medical damages may include any procedure that is performed right after the accident or at some point after the injuries are sustained. This may include follow up medical assistance such as physical therapy or chronic pain relief. But in the months following an accident, the victim may start to see emotional or mental side effects come to the surface.

Emotional and mental issues often take a while to show their face as the initial impact of the injury and all the required medical attention leaves little room for the injured person to contemplate the scope of his or her injury. But emotional and mental side effects of an accident are just as substantial as physical ones and the sufferer is entitled to compensation for all injury resulting from another’s negligent act.

Types of Emotional or Mental Injury

There are a number of reasons one might develop emotional or mental injury after an accident. Some of the specific types of emotional injury he or she may experience are:

  • PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can be emotionally crippling. It happens after a traumatic even in one’s life and requires extensive therapy
  • Depression. Depression may result due to severe pain, loss of livelihood, physical scars, or other aspects related to the accident
  • Anxiety. Anxiety disorders such as panic, phobias, and OCD can result from severe trauma

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered emotional or mental injuries due to negligence, contact a Rhinelander personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.