There’s a high risk of mental trauma after a truck accident

| Mar 11, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you have been involved in a truck accident, whether you were the driver of the truck or a passenger in another vehicle, it is likely that you were injured physically to some extent. However, no matter how severe or painful the physical injuries were, it’s possible that the mental injuries that you suffered were more pervasive. Unfortunately, the way that people are affected emotionally after car and truck accidents is not talked about enough.

Being involved in a truck accident is often interpreted as a near-death experience. This means that your brain undergoes a huge amount of stress because it believes for a moment that you may not survive this experience, and therefore goes into fight or flight mode. If you are struggling mentally after being involved in a truck accident, there is a possibility that you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The following is an overview of the symptoms and treatment options for PTSD.

How do I know if I’m suffering from PTSD?

As the name suggests, PTSD follows a traumatic event. Many people think that only veterans suffer from PTSD, but this is simply not the case. PTSD can result from a truck accident, witnessing the death of another or going through an illness such as cancer. PTSD is a response to this trauma. You may start to experience symptoms of anxiety, trouble sleeping, feelings of depression or become triggered when things remind you of the traumatic event.

How can I get treatment for the symptoms of PTSD?

The good news is that PTSD is a highly treatable condition. Seeking help by consulting with a medical professional will mean that you’ll be prescribed the appropriate medication and therapy for your situation so that you can enjoy life again.

If you have recently been involved in a truck accident, taking action against the at-fault party may help you to gain back the financial damages that you deserve.