The Help You Need After An Accident

Having an accident which impacts on your life is stressful. When you are trying to cover medical costs and need to take time off work to recover, it is important that you know what your financial options are. Personal injury attorneys help people who have been through an accident and now seek recourse from the other person who caused it. Before you meet with a personal injury attorney, there are details you need to gather so the attorney can help you with your case. These posts are all about what accident and personal injury attorneys do, what they need from you, and the different situations where using one is beneficial to your lifestyle.

Potential Mental Health Issues After Colliding With A Semi Truck


When most people think about the injuries that are sustained in vehicle accidents, physical injuries come to mind. While a broken bone and a damaged organ are serious injuries, many of the worst injuries people experience in a collision with a semi-truck are mental in nature.

A serious accident with a semi-truck can result in mental health issues that take a toll on your day-to-day life for years after your physical injuries have healed. It's important to include mental health issues in any personal injury case involving a commercial vehicle.


One of the more widely known mental health issues that can develop after a traumatic event is PTSD. Individuals involved in an accident with a semi-truck can experience PTSD after the accident. This PTSD may cause flashbacks of the accident to plague the injured party.

PTSD can also have a detrimental effect on sleep patterns and can even alter one's core personality by making a person jumpy and quick to anger. Both you and your loved ones will suffer if you develop PTSD after a collision with a semi-truck, and you deserve to be compensated for this suffering.


A lot of people develop depression following a serious auto accident. For some, this depression is linked with the isolation and difficulty that go along with recovering from a serious physical injury. For others, depression can stem directly from the accident and create a desire to withdraw from activities one used to find enjoyable.

Depression can take a serious toll on the quality of your day-to-day life. You may need therapy and prescription medications to manage your depression. Including the damages caused by post-accident depression in your personal injury case ensures that you will be compensated fairly for your mental health issues.


A person who has never exhibited any signs of fear or anxiety in certain situations can suddenly develop a severe phobia following a serious auto accident.

Colliding with a semi-truck can be extremely frightening. Anyone involved in this type of accident may find themselves with an intense fear of getting behind the wheel or traveling in a vehicle as a passenger after their collision.

Phobias can interfere with your ability to work, socialize with family and friends, and meet your basic needs. Your attorney will be able to help you evaluate the far-reaching effects of your phobia so that you can request compensation for the effects a new phobia will have on your life in the future.

To learn more, contact a resource like Snyder & Wenner, P.C. 


6 August 2020