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Emotional Injuries After A Car Crash – FAQs

Read personal injury attorney advice on how the emotional effects from an auto accident can affect you

The emotional scars of an auto accident can be devastating and long-lasting for seriously injured victims. If you have emotional injuries due to the negligence of another, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.

For help from a personal injury attorney now, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. The call and the advice is free. We hope you find the following information about emotional injuries helpful.

What are emotional injuries?

Emotional injuries are the emotional reactions experienced by injured auto accident victims. Children can also experience emotional injuries after a dramatic car crash. Read about pediatric emotional injury here.

What kind of emotional reactions qualify as emotional injuries?

The emotional reactions that qualify as emotional injuries include (but are not limited to) fear, depression, withdrawal, sadness, unhappiness, frustration, hopelessness, anger and irritability.

In many cases, those emotional reactions will appear as symptoms of other serious physical and mental health injuries such as a traumatic brain injury, a closed head injury, post-concussion syndrome, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, and adjustment disorder.

Here’s more information about the cognitive side effects of emotional injuries on a car or truck accident victim,

Will my Michigan No-Fault benefits pay for services and/or treatment to help me recover from my emotional injuries?

Yes. No-Fault benefits pay for the services, products and accommodations that are reasonably necessary for a car accident victim’s care, recovery and rehabilitation.

Can I recover compensation for my emotional injuries?

Yes. In addition to suing for pain and suffering compensation based on the negligence of the driver who caused your accident, you may also be able to sue for negligent infliction of emotional distress, under certain circumstances.

What is negligent infliction of emotional distress?

Negligent infliction of emotional distress is a cause of action recognized under Michigan law that allows a person to sue for compensation for the emotionally distressing effects they suffer as a result of having witnessed a family member become seriously or catastrophically injured in an auto accident. Here’s more information about negligent infliction of emotional distress.

What are the treatment options for an auto accident victim suffering from emotional injuries?

The treatment options for people suffering from emotional injuries tend to include psychiatric or psychological care, therapy (such as psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy), or medication. Here’s more information about treatment for emotional injuries.

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