Mental Trauma Coverage & Compensation
Justin Sheldon—January 21, 2022
While physical injuries are the primary concern when filing a claim for mental trauma, emotional trauma is often much more difficult to quantify. The symptoms can be severe and require time and professional help to overcome. Thankfully, there are ways to claim compensation for mental trauma. Read on to learn more about this type of personal injury and how it can be compensated. The best place to start is by documenting your journey and its effects.
The first thing you need to know about mental trauma is what it is and how it affects you. The effects of this mental injury can vary, depending on the severity of the damage. For example, the pain and suffering caused by the accident can lead to depression and anxiety. A person may also lose interest in friends, family, and hobbies. If the psychological trauma is severe enough, it can even lead to self-medication. If you are a victim of a traumatic accident, it can be especially difficult to recover.
When filing for mental trauma, it is important to understand that you must have documented medical evidence. A doctor’s evaluation is the best proof of the severity of the emotional trauma. Your doctors must confirm the diagnosis of PTSD to make the claim and pursue compensation from your insurance company.
Contact the expert brain injury attorneys at Breit Biniazan for professional legal representation.
Justin Sheldon's law career of over ten years began with a sympathy for those who had been injured and a passion for representing those injury victims. With years of experience, ongoing legal education, and various awards winnings, Justin provides the expert and fierce legal representation that Virginia personal injury victims both require and deserve.