After an accident, it is not unusual to suffer pain and suffering and other losses from the physical injuries you have suffered. In many cases, the physical injuries are accompanied by emotional distress. The financial impact and possible long-term consequences on serious injuries can be devastating to the victim and his or her family.
In some cases, in addition to the personal injury compensation claim for the physical injuries, there is also a claim for psychiatric injury. These claims can arise if you were the victim or even if you were at the scene of an accident and witnessed it.
Gathering the medical evidence for a claim of psychiatric injury is complex and advancing such a claim usually is more difficult than claims due to physical injury alone. Many situations can result in serious psychiatric injuries. It can be difficult to convince the insurance company and obtain medical or financial assistance if you have suffered a psychiatric injury. We have the experience and skills to assist you if are suffering from emotional injuries. Some of the cases we handle include:
- Depression and stress caused by physical injuries
- Anxiety or fear of driving resulting from a motor vehicle accident
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Other psychiatric injuries or conditions caused by an accident or a prior condition that has become aggravated due to an accident