When you’re looking at what happens after a car accident, you will notice that there are a lot of loose ends that you need to try and tie up. That being said, there are a lot of mental and emotional health problems that may arise as a result of a car accident. Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones.
Anxiety: Some people deal with a lot of anxiety after car accidents – whether it’s a fear to ever drive again (which is common) or a fear of other people on the road, there are a lot of things that you may be worried about and you may notice symptoms of anxiety associated with those worries as well.
Stress: Getting a new vehicle, dealing with the insurance agency, or going through with a court hearing can all be causes of stress when you’re working through the aftereffects of a car accident. Dealing with stress can be hard on your physical health as well, and can make it harder for you to work through the physical injuries that you are dealing with.
PTSD: Even if the car accident didn’t “seem” especially traumatic, it could trigger your brain into having a trauma response. Anyone can have a trauma response at any time, even if it doesn’t seem like they should – and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. You want to be sure that, if you do have this problem, you get help from a therapist or other professional that can allow you to work through it.
Grief: If you have lost someone you love because of the car accident, or you have ended up facing any sort of disability or loss in general, you may be trying to work through the processes associated with grief. Grief ebbs and flows and it can take time to really sort out what it is that you need to do to get through a period of grief with grace.
We know that it can be hard to start working through what it is that you need to take care of with your settlement, and that’s why we offer the assistance that we do to take care of these things. If you need some financial assistance before your settlement goes through, consider contacting us to learn about pre-settlement funding and how it can help you to work through whatever it is that you need to do.