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Car Accidents Can Cause Lingering Mental, Emotional Injuries

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car injuries can cause lingering mental and emotional issuesCar accidents can cause serious physical injury, but they can also leave driver and passengers with mental and/or emotional injuries that may not be as apparent. Mental and emotional injuries can lurk under the surface for months or even years until the sufferer gets treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss mental and emotional injuries and how they affect a car accident case.

What are Mental and Emotional Injuries?

Mental and emotional injuries are generally referred to in personal injury litigation as “pain and suffering.”

At the less severe end of the spectrum, mental and emotional injuries can include such problems as mental anguish, emotional distress, fear, anger, humiliation, anxiety, shock, or embarrassment. People with even mild cases of mental or emotional distress can experience bouts of crying, severe anger, loss of appetite, weight fluctuations, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction or loss of interest in sex, mood swings, and/or sleep disturbances. A mild case of mental or emotional distress might go away relatively quickly, but a more severe case might require professional medical or psychological assistance. Read the full story here …

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