About 1 in every 77 people are likely to get in a car accident. Many people agree that flying in an airplane is less risky than getting in a car. These wrecks accounted for less than 2.6 million deaths in the US in 2014. With technology such as self-driving cars, this number is decreasing. However, it’s a scary reality that many of us have to face. Hopefully, you never have to experience a car accident first-hand, but here’s what you can expect if it happens:
- You might not notice symptoms at first. It may seem like you got out unscathed, but within a few days, new symptoms may appear slowly. If significant pain such as prolonged headaches or unusual bruising appears, seek out medical help. Another common symptom is rapid changes in mood due to the psychological trauma that is endured. It is wise to reach out to a therapist or psychiatrist after a car accident.
- Physical and mental recovery can vary. Since no two people and no two car accidents are the same, people experience differing processes for recovery. Some people may see results quicker if their injuries or psychological damage is minor. It is still best to seek professional recommendations for recovery.
- You may rest a lot. Following a car accident, the odds are that you’ll feel tired both physically and mentally. Allowing yourself ample time to sleep and take care of yourself is important to reaching the closest to your previous state of being that you were before the accident. Immediate treatment is recommended regardless of the severity of the accident. It’s also recommended to let yourself find ways to cope with the stress that is healthy and productive.
If you or someone you know is involved in a car accident that causes significant damage, personal injury lawyers are there to help. The Law Offices of Edward Smith in Longmont can help with your personal injury claim from car accidents.
The Law Offices of Edward Smith,we have successfully resolved many kinds of Personal Injury cases for clients throughout Longmont/Boulder, CO. Our attorneys have an average of over 29 years of experience in Personal Injury Law, and we are passionate about helping clients and fighting for their rights. Edward Smith has been recognized as one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Longmont.