Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mental Issues in Post Car Accident Scenario

How does a victim feel right after a car accident?

Definitely, vehicle accidents result in injuries, which are either minor or serious ones. But what goes on inside the mind of a car accident victim is something that cannot be detected and treated right away.

In most cases, I would assume that many vehicle accident victims suffer from some kind of trauma or anguish over the tragic event.

One can judge for himself how someone who was driving a truck that struck another vehicle and caused a four-vehicle pile-up managed himself to survive though injured, got out of the crashed vehicle and jumped off the ledge in a busy highway.

Strange it may seem but true. In the article “Driver who Crashed, Jumped Off a Ledge not Arrested”, posted last September 22, 2008, that incident happened. A truck driver crashed his vehicle into another car that resulted in a pile-up. It happed at the Pacific Coast Highway.

According to the article, the injured truck driver got out of the car after the collision and walked through the busy traffic. Witnesses said the man did not appear to be fleeing the scene of the accident but “acted bizarre” and suddenly jumped off the ledge.

When asked by police officers later, the driver said he was not aware of his actions during that moment.

Accident victims experience trauma and other mental conditions after getting involved in accidents. In some cases, the mental conditions of accident victims are the result of serious physical injuries such as brain or spinal cord injury.

Claims from pain and suffering, including serious injuries, from accidents are recoverable. In order to obtain compensation for these non-economic damages, an accident victim must consult with a credible and experienced personal injury lawyer.