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Understanding the long-term impacts of car accident injuries

On Behalf of | May 8, 2024 | Personal Injury Law |

Imagine being involved in a car accident that leaves you with injuries. Initially, you may feel relieved to have survived and hopeful for a speedy recovery. However, as time passes, the true extent of your injuries becomes increasingly apparent, which can cast a long shadow over your life.

The physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial strain can be overwhelming, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever truly recover.

The following are some long-term impacts you’ll face following an auto accident.

Chronic pain and disability

One of the most common long-term effects of car accident injuries is chronic pain. Even after the initial wounds have healed, victims may experience persistent pain in various parts of their body, such as the neck, back, or joints. This chronic pain can significantly impair their quality of life.

In addition, car accident injuries can lead to permanent disabilities, which can be both physical and cognitive. Physical disabilities may include loss of mobility, paralysis or amputation. Meanwhile, cognitive disabilities can affect memory, concentration and decision-making abilities.

Emotional trauma

In addition to physical injuries, auto accident victims often suffer from emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. These psychological conditions can have a profound impact on their mental well-being and ability to function normally.

Financial burden

Car accident injuries can also have a significant financial burden on victims and their families. Medical expenses, lost wages, and the cost of ongoing care and rehabilitation can quickly add up, creating a substantial financial strain.

Legal rights and compensation

In Oklahoma, victims of car accidents have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses. Under state law, victims can seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the accident. The law also states that there’s no limitation on claims for bodily injury.

If you’re a victim of an auto accident, it’s important to remember that you have a right to pursue damages. Living with the impacts of the injury incident will be difficult, but the compensation you can claim can help address some of it. A legal professional may be able to help you navigate the personal injury lawsuit process and fight for your right to fair compensation.