What are the Symptoms of Emotional Distress
In the state of Arizona, you are permitted to sue a negligent party whose actions caused you harm and for any emotional distress, you suffered. The emotional distress that can be compensated must have had a significant impact on your life, not be a brief inconvenience. When you pursue pain and suffering damages, this is the portion of your Arizona personal injury claim that will cover your emotional trauma. Because you can’t see or touch emotional stress, there is a lot that must be gathered to prove that you are experiencing mental pain.
The Arizona serious injury attorneys at ELG know how to make the case for victims of Arizona injury accidents that were afflicted with emotional distress. Simply because emotional trauma isn’t tangible, does not mean a victim should not be compensated for their pain. The Phoenix personal injury lawyers will fight on your behalf so that all of the damages you had to endure after your accident are accounted for.
What Psychological Conditions Can Result after an Arizona Injury Accident?
There are many challenging mental conditions that can manifest after being involved in an Arizona injury accident including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Development of phobias
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks
- Loss of consortium
- Suicidal tendency or thoughts
When a person has been burdened by emotional distress and psychological condition results, there are many symptoms that go along with their prognosis. Keeping a journal of how you are feeling mentally while you are recovering from your accident is a good way to manage your emotions as well as track your mental health. If you notice any of the following in yourself or a loved one that was injured in an accident, there may be a psychological condition that has come about:
- Broad mood swings
- Changes in weight
- Chronic feelings of guilt, hopelessness, despair, or humiliation
- Issues with anger
- Compulsive behavior
- Excessive fatigue
- Withdrawal from social situations
Every victim is different and while some may notice the symptoms of mental anguish immediately after their accident, others don’t notice that they have been affected until a much longer amount of time after their accident. The symptoms of mental anguish aren’t just hard to manage, they can affect every aspect of a victim’s ability to function on a daily basis. They can even lead to death if not treated.
When you are in an Arizona accident where injuries are sustained, you are entitled to obtain compensation for all of your damages physical and mental alike. While building the case for having to endure an immense emotional toll is more difficult a task than tangible damages such as physical injuries or property damage, it is still worthwhile if you are having to cope with emotional distress.
Speak with an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney Today
By scheduling a time to meet during a free consultation, the experienced Arizona injury accident attorneys at ELG will review your accident situation and advise you on your legal rights. Call the Phoenix car accident attorneys at ELG today at (623) 877-3600.