Anxiety After a Car Accident
Injury Claims Based on Anxiety, PTSD & More
A car accident does not cause only cause physical injuries but it can also cause mental and emotional harm. It is common for survivors of violent car accidents to begin experiencing mental health difficulties and concerns as a direct result of the crash. The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) conducted a survey that found 55% of car accident survivors later experienced moderate to severe anxiety.
Mental health difficulties commonly caused by car accidents include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Paranoia when driving or in a car
Our St. Louis car accident attorneys from The Dixon Injury Firm understand that the trauma and anxiety you experience after a crash have the potential to do more harm than a physical injury. When we assist and represent you throughout your car accident claim, we will be sure not to overlook the emotional and mental struggles you are enduring as a result of your accident. We can factor them into the damages you are owed to reach a more accurate amount of compensation to pursue.
Call (314) 208-2808 now or contact us online to learn more about how anxiety can factor into the damages of a car accident claim.
How to Calculate Damages for Anxiety
Your car accident claim can demand economic damages and non-economic damages from the driver who hit you. Anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health difficulties can add to the total value of non-economic damages, which describe abstract forms of harm, not those that can be related to bills, receipts, and clear costs.
To calculate the damages for your anxiety, we can work closely with your treating therapist to get a better idea about how your day-to-day life is being impacted by your anxiety. We also need to know how long your therapist expects your necessary mental health treatments to last. A fair compensation amount to seek for anxiety will be based on its severity and duration, among other things.
Work with the Team That Understands Your Pain
The Dixon Injury Firm is renowned in St. Louis for providing outstanding legal services that blend professionalism with genuine compassion. When you’re reeling with anxiety as well as physical injuries after a car accident, you can trust in our attorneys to lead the way with your claim. Our goal is to secure you a maximized and fair amount of compensation that considers your non-economic and economic damages in all their forms.
Let’s start your case. Call (314) 208-2808 now.