Personal injuries can have physical and psychological components and both of them matter when it comes to determining compensation for an injured person. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the cause of the injury, whether someone should be held legally responsible for it, and the amount of money that the injured person is likely to recover.
Psychological Personal Injuries Not Uncommon
For many people who have been injured, the physical pain and suffering is only part of their story. Most motor vehicle accidents are not fatal, but even being involved in a minor one carries the risk of developing long-term anxiety or fears about driving or traveling in a vehicle after the event.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
For people who have been involved in a serious car accident, there is a risk of developing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This mental health condition can be triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event and causes nightmares, flashbacks and severe anxiety. People with PTSD also have episodes where they relive the cause of the disorder over and over.
Depression is another psychological injury that can occur after a personal injury. For people living with chronic pain, it has an impact on all aspects of their life. Not only can it make getting to sleep difficult, but it causes fatigue during the day. Productivity is lower as a result. There may be physical limitations due to the pain as well, and the person is unable to engage in activities that were once pleasurable and meaningful. Between 25-50 percent of people living with chronic pain also have depression.
Get Expert Legal Advice for Psychological Personal Injuries
If you or a loved one has sustained physical or psychological personal injuries, you need to seek expert advice from one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Conte Associates by calling 1-877-614-0008. Based in Whitby/Oshawa, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.