There are a number of different types of accidents that can result in injuries to victims that can leave them with injuries, and both physical and emotional scars. Davis & Brusca, LLC is proud of its reputation as a top personal injury claims law firm in Trenton, New Jersey. Our attorneys have successfully represented victims injured in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, bicycle accidents, trucking accidents, and more.
In addition to the physical scars these accidents can leave, many accident victims suffer emotional trauma and emotional “scarring” from their experiences. This trauma can have long-term or even permanent impacts on the victim.
One of the most frequent emotional disorders that accident victims suffer is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The legal team at our Trenton, New Jersey personal injury claims law firm have helped many victims who have suffered from PTSD, as well as other mental health conditions, get the financial compensation they deserve for their emotional injuries. Put our experience to work for you.
Mental health injuries can have a devastating impact on the victim’s ability to work and live a normal life. When the accident that triggered these harms was caused by the negligence of another party, the victim can file a personal injury lawsuit against that party. As a Trenton, New Jersey personal injury claims law firm, our lawyers can explain the rights you have under the law of negligence to sue for injuries caused by another’s failure to exercise “reasonable care” in keeping with their legal duties.
For example, if a driver is speeding over the posted speed limit and is not able to stop in time for another vehicle who has the right of way, that driver would be considered negligent (and at fault) because he breached the duty of care he had to other drivers to drive with reasonable care & to obey the speed limit. Any injuries which are caused – whether physical or emotional – by that breach of care, can be compensated in a legal claim against the liable driver.
Proving Emotional Trauma
Let’s take a look at our victim in the above car crash. If the victim suffered a broken leg in the accident, an X-ray taken shortly after the crash will probably be enough evidence to prove that they suffered this injury. But when it comes to emotional injuries, it can be much more difficult and require the legal expertise a skilled personal injury lawyer in Trenton, NJ, like the team from Davis & Brusca, can provide. In order to prove this trauma, there will need to be a diagnosis by a medical professional. Some of the common symptoms of emotional trauma include:
A medical professional may diagnose a victim exhibiting some or all of these symptoms as having PTSD, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or some other type of mental health condition. A victim who suffers from one of these disorders can have their life so devastating impacted that they are unable to even carry out everyday tasks, never mind be able to go to work or other responsibilities they may have.
The financial losses that a victim suffers because of emotional injuries can be compensated in a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured in an accident, contact Davis & Brusca, a personal claims law firm Trenton, New Jersey clients recommend.