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3 Long Term Effects of Being In A Car Accident

October 3, 2013

A car accident can happen in an instant, but the effects of it can linger for a lifetime. Even if you don’t walk away from it with noticeable injuries, you may suffer from it years later. It is hard for anyone to know what to expect following a car accident. That is why it is…

A car accident can happen in an instant, but the effects of it can linger for a lifetime. Even if you don’t walk away from it with noticeable injuries, you may suffer from it years later. It is hard for anyone to know what to expect following a car accident. That is why it is so important to see a personal injury lawyer if you are in one. They are aware of the many issues you can expect to see down the road.

Here are just a few examples:

Emotional Trauma

A car accident can be so emotionally damaging that it causes a person to avoid driving the rest of their life. Try and imagine what it may feel like to survive an accident where the other passengers were not as lucky. The survivor may experience flashbacks that surface whenever they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. They may experience panic attacks whenever they need to operate a car.

The emotional trauma of surviving the accident now has created a disability for them. Instead of driving to work, these victims may now have to ride public transportation and depend on others. It may prevent them from finding gainful employment. All of this was a result of surviving an accident with no injuries.

Head Trauma

Trauma to the head is often overlooked in a car crash, even though it can cause significant medical problems. A lot of people way discount whiplash as a simple injury that causes headaches, but it could actually be a more serious traumatic brain injury. Because the two are so closely related, it is very important to see a medical provider if you notice any signs of head or neck injury.

Head trauma that is serious can cause chronic pain, paralysis and possibly even death. You can’t always see head trauma when it happens, so many times accident victims fail to have it checked out. This can be a costly mistake that can lead to a lifetime of disability.

Loss of Vehicle

The effects of not having a vehicle to drive are frequently overlooked by accident victims. Fortunately most people carry insurance that allows for a rental car, but in the case that you do not have that coverage, an accident can be very costly. Not having a vehicle may limit access to employment, and overall financial well-being. Depending on the financial situation prior to the accident, this could be a devastating result of an event that happened in mere moments.

A car accident happens in an instant but the effects are long lasting. In addition, you can’t easily put a cost on the damage. If the accident wasn’t your fault, and you will be receiving compensation for it, it is important to see a professional who can. If you have been hurt in a recent automobile accident that was not your fault, call the Begum Law Group today and talk with a experienced lawyer.

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