Many Mississippi drivers have lived the horrors of falling victim to a negligent driver. What once started as a normal day may have ended with a trip to the hospital -- a step that some are hardly prepared for. When another person was at fault for a wreck, not only does the victim deserve to be compensated for damages; he or she deserves justice after an otherwise traumatic experience. While the process of claiming damages is an obstacle on its own, countless victims must navigate through the long and arduous road of recovery.
The phrase "personal injury" is most commonly used in connection with physical conditions, but an injury does not have to be visible to be valid. VeryWell Mind understands the importance of understanding potential mental problems that can ensue after a traumatic car wreck, stating that anyone who has been in an accident could be at risk for a post-traumatic stress disorder. Furthermore, roughly 9 percent of all who are involved in such accidents develop PTSD. Because of these risks, it is crucial that victims of vehicle accidents are aware of possible warning signs:
- Increased heart rate when thinking of the event
- Feeling more jumpy or startled
- Avoiding driving altogether