Types of Psychological Injuries
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Apr 09, 2013 in Auto Accidents
Statistics found in a study performed in 2012 show that 27 percent of all injuries are caused to the psychological system.
In law, psychological injuries can be defined as any psychological or psychiatric condition in relation to an event that may proceed or proceeds to a lawsuit in tort action or other related legal claims. In most cases these types of injuries are mentally harmful, impairing, damaging, and may cause dysfunction to a person as a result of the negligent actions of another individual.
At Phillips Law Group, our car accident attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for losses and damages including; pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical expenses and damaged property.
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Psychological Injury Symptoms
As people respond to traumatic events in different ways, there is a great variety of symptoms that people can experience. Depending on the symptom, they may last for a few days up to a couple of months or longer. Typically, these symptoms will begin to fade away over time, of course, certain sounds, scenery, and situations may remind and individual of their traumatic experience.
- Elevated Heart Rate
- Muscle Tension
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms related to psychological injuries, it is advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Additionally, medical documents can be used by our attorneys to develop a case against a negligent individual.
Types of Psychological Injuries
In some cases, an individual may have been involved in an automobile accident where a family member or friend has been seriously injured or that resulted in death. This type of situation may result in serious psychological injuries for that individual, which may cause an individual to miss work or return to living out life flawlessly.
The most common types of injuries include:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop as a result of a traumatic event where the threat of death exists to that individual or a friend of family member of that individual. This primarily affects this individuals ability to cope. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder typically include nightmares or flashbacks from the accident or specific situation.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injuries result when a strong force strikes an individuals head. A traumatic brain injury is the most common form of a concussion injury and is very common during automobile accidents. This typically affects a persons ability to remember, concentrate, and solve problems, pay attention, and control ones self. They have also been known to compromise ones activities of daily living.
Chronic pain is often referred to as an influential psychological injury due to individuals experiencing a large amount of pain recognizing the pain as not being real. Psychologists typically use cognitive and behavioral techniques to help these patients.
Although there are other forms of psychological injuries, these are the most common types of psychological injuries discovered as a result of automobile accidents.
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At Phillips Law Group, our injury attorneys believe that if a negligent individual has caused harm to an innocent victim as a result of an automobile accident, that negligent individual should be held responsible for their actions in the court of law and pay for the losses and damages they have inflicted on the innocent victim.
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