Being involved in a vehicle accident is terrifying. However, most people think after the initial shock wears off and the car is replaced, that the incident is over. The truth is that health consequences after a vehicle accident can last for far longer than after the police report is filed. Here is what you need to know about the potential complications and long term health issues after your car accident.
Post Traumatic Stress
PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, can affect anyone who has experienced trauma. Vehicle accident survivors can experience symptoms of traumatic stress weeks, months, and even years after the incident. While symptoms can vary from person to person, common signs of traumatic stress can include anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances.
If you were injured during your vehicle accident, your long term health can be affected. For many car crash survivors, chronic pain is an unwelcome visitor in the months and years after the accident. Vehicle accidents can cause conditions, like whiplash, that don’t show signs at the accident site. However, the pain can be relentless when it does arrive hours or days after the initial impact.
For those who have been injured in vehicle accidents, mobility can be a challenge in the months or years following the incident. Decreased range of motion, pain with movement, tight muscles, and other complications can make everyday movement difficult. While therapy services can improve some mobility issues, there is a chance that victims will have long-term mobility challenges for years to come.
Emotional and physical health concerns that follow a vehicle accident can affect your personal and occupational life. It is crucial to work with a personal injury attorney that understands the far-reaching effects of a car accident. The team at Grewer Law has extensive experience working with car accident victims and their loved ones. We are ready to advocate for you with the insurance company, giving you the compensation you deserve.
Call us today to talk more about your accident. We will work with you during this challenging time and give you the favorable outcome you deserve.