Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of psychological damage can sometimes affect accident victims for years after their physical damage has healed. These conditions can make it difficult to work, take care of your home and family, and maintain relationships. In extreme cases, they may make it impossible for you to continue to support yourself.
Unfortunately, they can also be difficult to prove or to connect to the accident itself. Often, insurance companies will deny or downplay the connection between your psychological trauma and the accident, even if your accident involved a catastrophic injury. They will ignore the toll that depression, PTSD and other psychological after-effects can have on your life.
Many accident victims hope that their emotional problems will resolve themselves eventually. This may cause them to not seek help for some time after the accident.
It's important to seek help as soon as possible.
Helping Psychological Injury Victims
The suffering, disability and disruption caused by an accident can be very difficult to deal with or heal from. Symptoms you may be experiencing include:
- Lack of focus
- Lack of concentration
- Chronic fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty getting motivated
- Difficulty controlling moods
- Detached emotions
- Guilt, shame
- Substance abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Your psychological injuries may become part of a downward spiral. Depression can make it very difficult to get motivated to heal, or to bounce back from failures in your recovery, at work or in your personal life. With PTSD, you may also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks that make it difficult for you to deal with a workplace environment.
The psychological injury lawyers at Rochon Genova know how to get insurance companies to understand your situation.
Contact Rochon Genova LLP
We know your pain is real and want to hear your story. Call Rochon Genova at 416-548-9874 or send us an email to set up a free consultation. We serve clients in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario.