Can I File a Claim for Psychiatric and Psychological Injury?

  • When people think of personal injury claims, they tend to imagine serious physical injuries such as spinal damage and the paralysis that sometimes follows. While these are certainly the most common types of harm that compensation is sought for, not all injuries are physically visible.

    Many accidents, especially collisions involving cars and commercial trucks, can inflict devastating emotional and mental trauma on victims. These disorders can have a significant impact on a victim’s ability to live a normal life, and in the end, damages can also be sought for these psychiatric and psychological injuries.


    The Effects of a Mental Injury

    Emotional trauma can take many forms and includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, amnesia, and phobias related to the accident. Any of these can make it impossible to work, partake of transportation, or maintain personal relationships.

    As long as a medical professional properly diagnoses the condition and a definite link can be made with the original accident or injury, financial damages can be sought to compensate the victim for the negative impact on his or her life and finances.


    Boston Personal Injury Attorneys

    Whether you sustained a physical injury or not, if you have suffered emotional or mental trauma in an accident, you have a right to compensation for what you’ve been through. Overcoming these disorders often requires extensive therapy and expensive medication, and if you weren’t the one responsible, you shouldn’t be the one paying for these items, either.

    To find out if you can pursue a claim against those at fault, contact the Law Offices of Joel H. Schwartz. Give us a call at 1-800-660-2270 or reach us online to schedule a time to meet for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.