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motor vehicle accident lawyer Bethesda MDNobody ever expects to need a motor vehicle accident lawyer Bethesda, MD residents count on. However, car accidents happen so often, and can be such a devastating event to go through. Not only is a victim likely to suffer at least a few aches and pains, but they may also endure some financial distress on top of that. The one injury that many people may forget about or discount are post car accident blues. Victims of car crashes can have physical and mental wounds that require attention. While emotional injuries are not visible in the exterior sense, they should still receive the same medical care as other injuries.

Here in this article, a local motor vehicle accident lawyer in Bethesda, MD has answered questions people may have when it comes to addressing the emotional and/or mental difficulties after a severe car collision.

What are some symptoms that I am in emotional distress?

Every person is different in how they are going to process an upsetting or traumatizing event. Symptoms can range depending on the individual and how intense the car crash. Those who were involved in an accident in which there were fatalities, may be more likely to have anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression or some other form of mental challenges. If you are experiencing newly developed fears, anxiety or profound sadness then you should consult with your doctor. You may also want to reach out to a motor vehicle accident lawyer in Bethesda, MD to see if you have a case that may allow you to receive compensation.

Could what I have be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

If you are having uncomfortable feelings, thoughts or symptoms then it is recommended you seek a medical professional who can more accurately diagnose you. One of the more common conditions after a particularly horrible event is called post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms of this illness can include any or a combination of the following:

  • Flashbacks of the traumatizing event
  • Triggers which remind the victim of event & causes stress
  • The victim avoids areas or people which remind him or her of accident
  • Recurrent nightmares
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling pent up, on guard or alert often
  • Challenges concentrating on tasks
  • Panic and/or anxiety attacks
  • Started easily by sudden noises
  • Poor or increased appetite
  • Withdrawing from loved ones

If you are combating any of the above symptoms, in addition to a doctor, a motor vehicle accident lawyer in Bethesda, MD may be able to help you receive compensation for your emotional trauma.  

Can victims of a a car accident sue for emotional trauma?

The short answer is yes. Those involved in a car accident often seek the advice of a lawyer regarding their legal options. In many cases, victims of car crashes have a pile of medical costs due to injuries from the accident. This is usually when a legal professional is sought, because the victim should not have to pay for these damages due to the fault of another driver. It is possible to file a civil lawsuit against the driver at-fault for emotional trauma. However, it can be difficult to prove such a condition was a direct result of the crash. A motor vehicle accident lawyer in Bethesda, MD can evaluate your case and give you advice on how to proceed.

How can I prepare for my consultation with a lawyer?

Gather all paperwork and bills related to your injuries so you have proof of the car accident ready for your lawyer to sort through. Examples of important documentation to bring you for your appointment can include:

  • Emergency bills
  • Medical exams
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapy sessions
  • Doctor recommendations
  • Police report of accident
  • Costs for vehicle repairs
  • Photographs taken at the scene

If you or someone you know has suffered from car accident blues, do not hesitate to reach out to Cohen & Cohen and we will be more than happy to set you up with a motor vehicle accident lawyer Bethesda, MD residents have counted on for years.

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