Psychiatric Consequences of Car Collisions

November 2016

A person involved in a car collision many times experiences more than physical pain.  A common occurrence from a car collision is also the beginning of psychological pain.  A person physically injured will often experience emotional distress and report anxiety and depression.  In other instances, a change in behavior is noted.  Some common behavior changes noticed are fear of driving,  driving more cautiously, being more alert to other road user's behavior,  changing to a bigger or safer vehicle, avoiding travel and avoiding the scene where the collision took place.

In a smaller number of traffic accidents, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder will present themselves.  This disorder may present itself as intrusive memories, avoidance behavior and acute distress.

At Herrick & Hart, we deal with after effects of car collisions everyday.  If you have been injured due to the fault of another, you want an experienced representation on your side.  You should take time to make the informed choice and contact Herrick & Hart.  We have been representing the injured for over 60 years and look forward to helping the injured obtain a just resolution to their case.

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