Car accidents can be both physically and mentally devastating. Though much attention is paid to the physical injuries victims sustain in crashes, these traumatic incidents can also have a distressing impact on their mental health. According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 40 percent of motor vehicle accident survivors develop psychological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, persistent anxiety, and phobias, such as while driving.
The effects a horrific accident can have on your mental health can be long-lasting and require extensive treatment—the cost of which can quickly mount. However, if the car crash that caused your mental and physical injuries was caused by another person or company's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages.
A full and fair financial recovery in a car accident personal injury case should include compensation for all of your crash-related medical treatment, including psychological therapy needed to address resulting mental health disorders. In addition to the cost of your therapy sessions, your recovery may also include psychiatric appointments and mental health-related prescription medications.
However, recovering compensation for car crash mental health issues can be challenging. Fortunately, an experienced California personal injury attorney can help by thoroughly investigating the accident in which you were injured, gathering essential evidence, and building a strong case for damages. In the process, we'll work with your doctors to ensure that your injuries—and their effects on your daily life—are thoroughly understood and comprehensively documented so that they can be conveyed to the insurance company and defense counsel for the at-fault party.
Let Our Skilled Attorneys Help You Fight for a Fair Recovery
At the Inland Empire Law Group, our injury recovery professionals help victims injured by the negligence of others collect the compensation they deserve. We can assist you in recovering compensation for accident-related mental health treatment. Contact us today at (888) 694-3529 or (909) 481-0100 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.