Often referred to as “invisible injuries” depression and anxiety are very real issues that can arise out of accidents and can be debilitating to victims.  Emotional injuries are common occurrences for victims in accidents due to the negligence of others.  Sometimes emotional injuries such as depression and anxiety arise from the accident itself.  Other times depression and anxiety develop after dealing with physical injuries arising out of an accident and the impact they can have on an individual’s personal and professional life.  Physical pain and trauma can have far-reaching consequences for a person’s emotional well-being.

Emotional or Psychiatric Injuries

Emotional or psychiatric injuries can commonly arise from traumatic accidents, like pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, hit and run accidents, slip and fall accidents, professional negligence and other types of accidents.  There are a number of psychiatric conditions which can occur in traumatic incidents, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Nervous shock

Depression, anxiety, and other emotional injuries can manifest in a range of symptoms, including persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities, inability to complete one’s activities of daily life, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, excessive worrying, panic attacks, and withdrawal from social situations.  The very nature of these emotional injuries can make treatment difficult as injured victims often have a difficult time in forcing themselves to confront their issues and partake in the treatment required.

In personal injury claims involving emotional injuries like depression and anxiety, it is important to have an experienced lawyer who understands the nuances of such claims and who has access to expert psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and other specialists who can help in assessing the injury and evaluating the impact on the individual’s personal and professional life. 

Yukon Emotional Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered from depression or anxiety or another emotional injury due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced lawyers can help make sure that you get what you are entitled to from the insurance company.  Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation about your case.