In the moment, auto accidents can be quite frightening, confusing and painful. Beyond any immediate physical injuries, there may be additional trauma that drivers and accident victims must deal with.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident, it is important to fully understand the possible side effects. You can review a few below.
In previous years, concussions amongst football players were a hot topic. As more people learned how common concussions are and their long-term effects, societal concern for the safety of players increased. However, other concussion victims may need that same level of concern. In fact, a UGA study shows that victims of concussions have difficulty driving. This lack of control can pose future harm for the driver, passengers and anyone else sharing the road.
An accident is a traumatic occurrence, which can have a serious mental and emotional impact. Not only can anxiety affect a person internally, but it can also begin to manifest externally, in nervous movements or even sickness. Though it may not be easy to prove in court, it may be possible to seek damages for those who choose to pursue claims. Having the proper evidence, such as records and the testimony of a psychologist, can be quite beneficial.
Some injuries do not fully manifest at the point of trauma. Some injuries may take days, weeks or even years to develop in a way parties can identify. While the statute of limitations may prohibit pursuing some cases, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney to determine if it may be a special case. In some situations where the party does not become aware of the injury until after the statute of limitations passes, it is still possible to pursue restitution.
While these are a few of the common lingering effects, different individuals may experience various other ones. In the case where the accident was due to the negligence of another party, consider your options with a knowledgeable legal professional.