Being in a truck accident is not only physically painful, but emotionally painful as well. Seeking medical attention for your injuries and filing a West Virginia truck accident claim aren't the only things you should do after a wreck; you should also be on the lookout for mental and emotional distress.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD is a disorder that causes severe anxiety, fear and panic. It develops after a traumatic event such as abuse, an animal attack, or a traffic accident. Traffic accident victims, for instance, may develop a phobia of driving, which can limit their independence and ability to work.
People with PTSD may have various anxiety triggers. Anything that reminds them of the traumatic event, such as a scent, a sound, or a location or situation resembling the scene of the accident, may be a trigger.
It's understandable why a victim of a truck accident may suffer from this disorder. When you're the driver of a small passenger vehicle and you get into an accident with a large truck, it can be a terrifying experience. It may also lead to very serious injuries and weeks or months of painful recovery.
If you're experiencing signs of PTSD, speak with your doctor right away. It's also important to speak with the attorney handling your truck accident claim so they're aware of your struggles.
Contacting a West Virginia Truck Accident Claim Attorney
If you've been hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, you have options. The Miley Legal Group is here to help you understand the legal process required to file a truck accident claim. Order our free book for tips and advice on what to do following an accident, and call us with any questions. We'll fight for your right to compensation and make sure you're treated fairly. Call 304-326-1800.