Mental Health Changes: The Invisible Impacts of Car Accidents

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Serious car accidents subject victims to incredible physical trauma. Even with safety belts and airbags, there is a limit to the punishment that our bodies can endure, which is far surpassed by the physical forces at play. While the natural focus of car accidents is the physical injuries that a victim suffers, there are less visible emotional effects that are just as debilitating for the victim. These are the mental health changes that come with a car accident.


It is not uncommon for the trauma of a car accident to create Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the victim. Some of the symptoms can include mood swings, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and a feeling of being stuck in the moment of the traumatic event. PTSD can have debilitating mental and emotional impacts that prevent a person from going to work or living their lives as before.


A car accident can put a person into a spiral of depression because of the way that it derails a person’s life and livelihood. Depending on the severity of the injuries, a victim may have a long road to physical recovery or may have permanent damage. This takes a tremendous emotional toll to work through the recovery process, to experience losses in daily activities and relationships, to struggle financially because of medical bills, or to lose the ability to make money.

Brain Trauma

Concussions and other serious Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBE) can easily occur in the impact of a car accident. As we have seen from studies of professional sports concussions over the past decade, brain trauma can leave a victim with long term to permanent effects. Some of these effects include memory loss, confusion, mood swings, depression, and inattentiveness.


Do not allow anyone to overlook or minimize the emotional injuries you have suffered. Personal injury laws allow victims to recover damages related to both physical and emotional injuries. You need an experienced attorney who will help you fight for your legal rights—which includes pursuing maximum compensation for your emotional injuries.

Let the Personal Injury Attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Help

At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., we recognize that victims of car accidents suffer both physical and emotional trauma. We understand how to utilize the law to the advantage of our clients to relentlessly pursue maximum compensation from the insurance companies of those responsible. It motivates us to know that these damages can help our clients move forward with their lives. If you want a thoughtful attorney who will passionately advocate for you, call us. Reach us today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.

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