A Texas car accident can change your life in an instant. Even a relatively minor collision can have serious consequences, leaving you in pain and facing overwhelming medical bills. The damages that a car accident can cause are much more than just physical-they can be mental and emotional as well.
The unseen impact of an accident can affect you in many ways. Emotional and mental trauma are serious issues to confront after a motor vehicle accident, and it is possible that you may be able to seek financial compensation for your emotional pain and suffering. If you believe that you have a right to a personal injury claim after an accident, you may want to consider all of the types of damages to which you could have a claim.
The unseen damages of your accident
Physical injuries are painful, and some could require you to need rehabilitation or therapy long into the future. They can also be quite costly as medical treatment is expensive. However, the emotional and mental damages from your accident could be just as serious. Some of the sources of serious emotional trauma from an accident include the following:
- Permanent injuries
- Loss of abilities or enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
For these unseen issues and others, you may be able to seek damages. However, it is difficult to determine an accurate amount to compensate a victim for these types of damages. When determining the amount of compensation to award a car accident victim for these types of issues, the court may consider the following factors:
- The severity and location of the injury
- The amount of time needed for recovery
- Continued consequences for the victim in the future
- The effect of the damages on a victim's personality
- The effect of trauma on a victim's ability to work
If you are dealing with the unseen aftermath of a serious car accident, you do not have to suffer alone.
The full recovery you deserve
Your personal injury claim after your accident should seek the full amount of restitution you deserve, including for your emotional harm and continued mental duress.
You can ensure that your claim reflects your needs and accurately represents the full amount of damages you deserve. You can do this by seeking a complete evaluation of your case as soon as possible after the accident that caused physical damage, as well as emotional harm.