EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS AFTER BEING IN AN ACCIDENT
Sometimes injuries go beyond broken bones and bruising, and also have an emotional and psychological impact on the victim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or some other form of negligence or harm, the party responsible for your injuries could also be liable for the emotional distress and psychological impacts related to the incident.
WHAT DOES EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS INCLUDE?
Emotional distress and psychological harm can take on many forms and stem from a number of factors. These could include the stress that comes from the financial burden that follows an accident, and how your life may feel like it is turned upside down. It could also stem from problems adjusting to work, or difficulties sleeping. Moreover, it may include fears and phobias around driving if you’ve been involved in a car accident. Therefore, the mental anguish that victims can endure can encapsulate a wide variety of things, and it is important that you communicate all of your symptoms to your doctors and lawyer.
Psychological harm can include general anxiety, depression, insomnia, memory issues, inability to focus, and other symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
DO I HAVE A CASE?
In personal injury law in Ontario, you can sue for psychological impact. A practiced personal injury lawyer should be able to discuss whether you have a viable claim and what your chances of success may look like. Sometimes psychological harm can be difficult to prove, but with the right medical reports and documentation, it can be a significant factor in your claim. It is important to document everything and seek legal advice.
SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AND COMPENSATION FOR YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY
Psychological injuries can occur as a result of virtually any type of accident from car accidents, to slip and falls, to being a bystander. People are impacted differently when it comes to incidents involving psychological harm, and at our office we treat each client individually, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. Our skilled personal injury lawyers understand the nuances with psychological injuries and the approaches that should be taken when addressing treatment and therapy.
As you know, not all injuries are physical and some of the most debilitating ones are those which are internal and psychological in nature. Our law office acts for many accident victims with psychological claims such as anxiety, depression, nervous shock, stress and so forth. These types of disorders require an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to handle these types of cases.
One of the main focuses at Bernstein Law Group is mental health law. Our lawyers appear in front of the Consent and Capacity Board and Ontario Review Board on a regular basis. Our in-depth knowledge of mental health issues, make us that much more able to address and advance claims with a psychological component. Our lawyers are familiar with the various psychiatrists and psychologists in the area. Moreover, Bob Bernstein is an active board member on Brain Injury Services.
Our commitment to mental health, and compassion for our clients makes our office a perfect fit for those with a psychological injury. If you or a loved one has been involved in some sort of incident involving a psychological injury or physical injury, or a combination thereof, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a free no-obligation consultation.
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