Motor vehicle accidents can be terrifying events. Often, you cannot anticipate them. It can be jarring to suddenly find yourself in that situation with barely a chance to react or avoid it. We understand the immense emotional toll such experiences can have on individuals and their families. Motor vehicle accidents are considered the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. The psychological impact of these incidents can be severe and long-lasting, affecting victims in various ways. Research reveals that approximately 39.2% of motor vehicle accident survivors develop PTSD, emphasizing the significance of recognizing the potential for this condition to manifest following a traumatic event.
Suppose you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of PTSD after a motor vehicle accident. In that case, it is essential to prioritize your well-being and talk to a counselor or therapist who specializes in trauma-related disorders.
Sorting through your emotions after an accident, and figuring out how to express them, can be a lot for someone to unpack on their own. In a safe and supportive space with a counselor or therapist, they work with you through the trauma and help develop coping strategies tailored to your needs. They are trained to provide treatments that can significantly alleviate PTSD symptoms and promote healing.
Remember, therapy is a collaborative process, and active participation is crucial. Processing emotions, memories, and trauma can sometimes be daunting. However, undealt trauma can take its toll and severely impact your well-being, such as intrusive thoughts, nightmares, pain, anxiety, irritability, and aggression. Over time, this can cause one to isolate or hurt themselves or their loved ones. By working closely with a mental health professional, you can develop effective strategies to manage anxiety, process traumatic memories, and regain control over your life.
We understand motor vehicle accident survivors’ challenges when dealing with PTSD. Rest assured that we are here to support you every step of the way, providing compassionate legal assistance to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system.
If you or a loved one are struggling with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident and believe you may be experiencing PTSD, please do not hesitate to contact us. Deratany & Kosner is dedicated to serving your best interests and helping you achieve the justice and compensation you deserve.