Sometimes, auto accident victims suffer scars beyond those caused by physical trauma. An auto accident can be an emotionally traumatic experience, and victims may continue to suffer long after the physical wounds have healed. These emotional injuries are reactions common to auto accident victims and can trigger in adults and children alike. The reactions may take the form of depression, social withdrawal or anxiety, or excessive anger or irritability.
Sometimes, auto accident victims who suffer traumatic brain injuries experience emotional injuries as a direct result of the physical changes in their brains, especially if the injuries damage certain parts of the brain that control emotional reactions, such as the frontal lobe.
Health insurance may or may not cover treatment for emotional injuries. In either case, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if they were caused by an auto accident. As with any auto injury suit, you must be able to prove the emotional damages are real and debilitating.
Call Zychowicz Skeldon to consult with a proven attorney about your options after suffering emotional injuries related to an auto accident. Call 419.842.1166