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Can You File a Claim for Psychological Injuries?

Most people involved in personal injury cases are familiar with physical injuries. People are often told to seek compensation for their physical injuries if they were the result of someone else’s negligence. However, not all injuries are physical. Many of these incidents that result in a personal injury case can be traumatic, and psychological injuries occur as well. Just because an injury isn’t visible, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. The law recognizes this, and you deserve to be compensated for these injuries just as you would for a physical injury. But what exactly is a psychological injury?

Psychological injuries are psychiatric conditions that developed as the result of a person experiencing a traumatic event. Often, these injuries are severe and can impact the individual’s ability to perform even the most routine tasks.

How Do Psychological Injuries Occur?

Any kind of trauma can result in a psychological injury. Motor vehicle collisions, violent crimes, the loss of a loved one, and even workplace accidents. Experiencing or witnessing this trauma could result in conditions such as Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, severe anxiety, and more. Some signs of psychological injuries are intrusive thoughts of the event, sleep disturbances, memory loss, and mood swings.

After experiencing a traumatic event, you should seek the help of a medical professional. With the help of a mental healthcare professional, you can begin to treat your trauma. Failing to treat your psychological condition can result in further damage being done, just like with a physical injury. The personal injury claims process allows an individual to recover both economic and non-economic damages following an injury that someone else’s careless or reckless behavior caused. Should you have suffered from a psychological injury, rest assured that you can and deserve to be compensated for the damages you have suffered.

In a Serious Car Crash? Contact The Law Giant for Help

Any car crash can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. After receiving medical attention, contact The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers right away. We can handle the legalities of your case while you focus on recovering. With our skilled legal representation by your side, you may be able to secure full and fair compensation for your damages. Contact us at (866) 523-4167 to schedule a free case evaluation at our Brownsville, McAllen, or San Antonio offices.

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