Most common mental and emotional injuries caused by a car accident

Your body can show major effects from an experience that is particularly stressful. A car accident can effect you psychologically as much as it can effect you physically. Some may experience anxiety after the trauma. Many people may not want to drive after an incident. This can change your schedule as the fear would keep you from doing daily tasks. The physical effects felt after could bring out depression or guilt . Another problem that has occurred is delusions after the event. Stress caused by a collision can also create sleeping difficulties. Everyone  of these can be incredibly difficult to navigate through.

Here is a list of the common psychological injuries caused my car accidents:

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Sleeping disorder
  • Depression
  • Flashbacks

These psychological effects can greatly impact your quality of life. It is important to take them seriously and find ways to get help. Reaching out to your family and loved ones is important in times like this. Many of these issues do not go away on their own. Seek out help, no matter how hard that may be for you. If you have experienced one of these due to a car accident feel free to contact our office at 618.462.1077. for a free consultation. If the symptoms have gotten so severe that you have thoughts of self harm, get help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. “The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.”