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Dealing with Depression after an Auto Accident

Depression after Auto Accidents - White Plains, NY

Posted on: October 24, 2015

Depressed female sitting in a wheelchairAuto accidents occur far more frequently than they should. Each day there are countless accidents on the roads across America, many of which happen as a result of the reckless or negligent actions of another driver. These auto accidents can result in a number of damages, which range from property damage to physical and emotional injury. For instance, many victims of auto accidents find themselves suffering from depression in the aftermath of a collision. Depression after auto accidents can be difficult for our White Plains, NY clients, and the condition can result in the need for costly medical and psychological treatment. Auto accident victims who are suffering from depression should meet with the experienced auto accident attorneys at Worber Grony Edelman, LLP to learn more about their legal rights to compensation.

Depression after an Accident

Many people focus on the physical injuries that are suffered as the result of a car accident, which is understandable since these injuries are so easy to see. However, emotional damage is also common after an auto accident, especially if a physical injury has been sustained. While emotional damages such as depression may not be as noticeable, there are several symptoms that may point to this condition. Below are just some of the symptoms that may be experienced by those suffering from depression after a car accident:

  • Indecisiveness
  • Lack of interest in formerly enjoyed habits, activities, or people
  • Feeling of worthlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suppressed appetite
  • Fatigue and/or difficulty sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Frequent headaches

Depression is a very real risk following an auto accident, and the chances of depression increase along with the severity of injuries suffered or the financial impact of the accident. These extra stresses trigger depression in a number of auto accident victims.

Seeking Financial Compensation

Many victims of auto accidents who suffer from depression following a collision fail to seek financial compensation for this condition. This is because most people do not realize that they have a legal right to seek damages for the emotional and financial strain of depression. Because insurance companies are often eager to come to a quick and minimal settlement, it is unlikely that an accident victim will receive compensation for the emotional strain and financial costs that are associated with depression if they do not have legal representation. That is why it is important to work with an attorney following an auto accident.

Our experienced auto accident attorneys have worked a number of cases involving physical and emotional trauma after an accident. They will work with clients and experts in the field to ensure that all necessary documentation is collected in order to build a strong case that will result in fair financial compensation for our clients.

Schedule an Appointment

If you were in an auto accident that was the fault of another driver, and you are suffering from depression or other physical or emotional damages as a result, it is important to get an experienced attorney on your side. Schedule an appointment with one of our auto accident attorneys at Worber Grony Edelman, LLP to discuss your case and find out how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you.


Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP White Plains Office 11 Martine Ave
White Plains, NY 10606
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