Sometimes, the difficulties we face after a personal injury, such as a car accident, are not purely physical. Sometimes, victims of accidents also experience psychological distress. For example, they may experience recurring nightmares related the accident, avoid areas where the accident took place, and/or experience a general onset of depression or anxiety. These feelings can interfere with daily life and can lead to isolation from family members and friends. It is important to seek medical advice in these situations in order to come up with a treatment plan and strategies to manage these feelings.
Whether it be psychological or physical distress, by tuning into, and monitoring, your post-accident pain over the days and weeks following an accident, it may become apparent whether any symptoms are acute, or whether it's going to result in a long-term issue. Of course, consulting with your doctor is an excellent step to take after being involved in any kind of accident. Additionally, pain is also a significant factor in legal practice and is often taken into consideration when filing a claim surrounding the traumatic event. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania, including Blair, Somerset, Huntingdon, and the surrounding counties. For more information or to schedule your free car accident consultation, please contact his firm at 814-946-4100.