Compensation for Depression After Accident Injury MN Attorneys

MENTAL HEALTH CAN SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN AFTER BEING INJURED

Many of our cases involve people seriously injured in an accident. Our lawyers represent people with broken bones, torn tendons and ligaments, amputations, brain injury, loss of an organ, severe burns, and just about any other horrible physical injury you can think of.  Unfortunately, most of these injuries have lifetime repercussions. Sometimes, the effects are obvious. A lost limb or serious scar is visible for everyone to see. However, in many of the cases our lawyers handle, the effects are not so visible.

Chronic pain, for example, is not something other people necessarily see.  They may say “you look great.” But chronic pain can interfere with a person’s ability to perform daily activities and enjoy life.

When an injury results in ongoing chronic pain, the pain itself is not the only problem. Chronic pain weighs on a person. A person with chronic pain is limited in their ability to concentrate or focus.  They are often crabby, and they can suffer from depression as a result of the daily pain. Chronic pain from an injury can obviously interfere with a person’s ability to work and earn a living. But it also effects relationships with family and friends. The depression that can come with chronic pain interferes with those things too. If is important to be aware of your mental health, even as you are receiving treatment for the physical injuries from your accident.

COMPENSATION FOR DEPRESSION AND PTSD AFTER AN ACCIDENT

When our attorneys represent a client after an accident injury, we try to stay attuned to the impact the person’s injuries have on their mental health. Insurance companies and even juries can be skeptical about the emotional or mental health aspect of an injury. However, our lawyers work with the client to credibly present that aspect of the claim and obtain full compensation. Many people have PTSD after a car accident or dog bite. It can take years to fully recover from this, if ever. Likewise, depression can be ongoing after a disability or disfigurement. Some people bounce back quickly, but not everyone.

If you have been injured in an accident, call us to talk with an experienced injury personal injury lawyer about your case. Our attorneys handle cases throughout Minnesota. You can meet with a lawyer at our offices, or we will come to you. The initial consultation is always free. We will answer your questions and explain your rights.