If you need medical care immediately at the scene of an accident, it is normal to tend to those areas of visual injuries first. But, it’s important to remember that you cannot always see the injuries resulting from a car accident.
Accidents may result in internal physical injuries, and they may produce injuries to one’s mind.
The mental health aftermath of a motor vehicle accident
Motor vehicle accidents can result in more than just physical damages. One study noted the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder with severe motor vehicle accidents.
The report’s authors note that this disorder can present symptoms such as reliving the accident psychologically, avoidant behavior (such as not wanting to drive) and mood changes (such as irritability).
The authors conclude that motor vehicle accidents potentially cause millions of PTSD cases in the country that require therapeutic or other interventions to ameliorate the disorder. PTSD is one type of mental health disorder that may result from a car accident, but there are others, like mood disorders, depression and anxiety, to name a few.
If you are injured due to a negligent driver
If you are injured while just doing an everyday drive in Cincinnati and your accident is caused by the negligence of another driver, you do not have to manage the responsibility of recovering from the accident alone. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can be an asset in asserting the full scope of your injuries, physical or mental.
After you notify all insurance companies involved with the accident, it is helpful to make a personal injury attorney your next call because they can help you work with insurance companies to maximize your recovery options.