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Personal injury law covers more than just physical injuries. After a serious or fatal accident, people may suffer emotional distress. For example, a woman may suffer emotional distress after surviving a car accident in which her husband was killed. A child who is in a pool alongside a friend who drowns as a result of unsafe conditions may suffer emotional distress.
The shock and horror of having to witness pain and suffering can cause serious and lasting psychological harm, particularly when a child is involved. An individual who has witnessed a severe injury may be unable to return to the accident site or participate in the activity again without a painful and intrusive reminder of the traumatic event.
At the Law Offices of James Morris, we understand the legal complexities of cases involving emotional distress. Measuring those injuries may be somewhat subjective, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t real and don’t deserve compensation. Our legal team will review all of the evidence surrounding your accident to make sure you have a strong case, and we’ll use our experience and resources to bring you justice.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can affect someone who has been exposed to or witnessed extreme trauma that caused severe injury or resulted in death. While PTSD is most commonly associated with the military, it may affect adults and children who were witnesses to motorcycle accidents, house fires, drowning deaths or other serious accidents. In many of these cases, the accident – and thus the trauma – results from a third party’s negligence.
Children are especially vulnerable to psychological injuries after witnessing or being involved in accidents. They may develop an inability to sleep. They may fall behind at school and lose the ability to interact with others. They may exhibit phobias and other symptoms of stress that detract from their well-being.
Psychological injuries can have just as much of an impact on your quality of life as physical injuries. At the Law Offices of James Morris, we’ll get you the compensation you need after a psychological injury that was someone else’s responsibility.
A blow to the head can cause a neuropsychological injury in addition to a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. Victims of these injuries may have difficulty with memory and concentration, affecting their ability to work. They may experience headaches and prolonged changes in mood, significantly lowering their quality of life.
Diagnosis of neuropsychological injuries is important to demonstrate that the victim’s behavior is beyond their control. Turn to the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of James Morris for guidance in proceeding with your claim.
People who experience or witness traumatic events, such as accidents, may develop extreme anxiety. Panic attacks, or anxiety attacks, involve a feeling of overwhelming fear that may involve physical symptoms as well, including hyperventilation, sweating and trembling. Victims often become unable to maintain an ordinary life out of fear they will be struck by a panic attack. They may no longer be able to get into a car, or they may be afraid to return to public places.
If you’re suffering from panic attacks caused by a traumatic event that was someone else’s responsibility, you may be entitled to compensation for lost earning potential, medical expenses such as therapy, and lost quality of life. Our attorneys can help you recover those damages (financial compensation) and get you resources you need to move forward.