Psychological and Mental Injuries
Broken bones don’t always tell the whole story.
Physical injuries are usually easy to see: broken bones, scars, burns and disabilities are clear signs of a person’s physical distress and pain. However, the psychological conditions that come after an accident aren’t always obvious. Not everyone recognizes or understands the behavioural changes that can be observed when someone they know is suffering from a mental or psychological injury. As Ottawa personal injury lawyers, we meet with people whose lives have been turned upside down because they are suffering the after effects of an accident.
Our Ottawa injury lawyers understand that an accident can alter your personality.
The appearance of casts, braces, scars and disfiguration can stir profound feelings of self-consciousness. This can lead to the diagnosis of more complex psychological conditions, including anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, lethargy, loss of libido, avoidance behaviours and even phobias of everyday activities, such as driving or leaving the home. If left untreated, mental illness can become more severe or even produce serious physiological effects such as seizures, aneurisms and psychotic episodes.
Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers can help you get back to being who you really are.
Public awareness of mental illness is on the rise, yet psychological injuries can still be challenging to diagnose. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers work with experienced neurologists, psychologists and other medical professionals to ensure the extent of your condition and distress is understood. We’ll help you secure proper compensation not only for the physical suffering you’ve endured, but for the treatment and therapy necessary to recover and be yourself again.
Contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.
If you are suffering from an accident, please contact us free of charge to discuss how we can help you get the support and compensation and care you need to enjoy a comfortable quality of life.
You are not alone, we can help.