Psychological Injury Lawyer
After suffering physical injuries in an accident, some people find themselves wake of psychological symptoms they have never experienced before. They may begin having anxiety or panic attacks, suffering from depression or chronic pain, develop phobias or fear of driving or going to certain places, their moods and personality may undergo a significant change.
These symptoms should not be disregarded. Mental and emotional damages are foreseeable consequences of any personal injury accident and can and do significantly affect the case’s settlement value. However, they must be adequately evaluated and documented before you can claim such injuries, just like a physical injury. For cases like these, James M Gallagher and Associates has established relationships with many of the area’s most preeminent practitioners, including psychologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and neuropsychiatrists, to ensure our clients receive prompt and competent care and treatment for these injuries.
Suppose you experience any of the above symptoms. In that case, chances are you are suffering from some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depression, Chronic Pain Disorder, or Phobia and need a referral to a neuropsychologist for evaluation for possible Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Your case might be complicated by pre-existing factors, such as bipolar disorder or stressors pre-dating the injury, such as loss of a job, divorce, or death in the family.
A skilled and experienced personal injury attorney will handle and structure your case with sympathy, care, and foresight to address and minimize the impact of these issues and make sure that you get adequately compensated for the intangible, non-obvious, but genuine, and debilitating consequence of someone else’s negligence.
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