Money Recovery After a Truck Accident
Auto accidents can cause severe psychological trauma. You may feel reluctant to get back in the car after a major accident. Or, you may suffer from depression or anxiety because of the injuries you suffered. You may even experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), similar to what some veterans face upon returning from military combat. When the accident involves a semi tractor-trailer, the mental and emotional damages can be debilitating.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has been helping people injured in truck accidents for the past 30 years. Our law firm recognizes the very real and difficult psychological response to automobile and truck accidents. Our New York City tractor trailer accident attorneys show you compassion and respect as you seek treatment and learn to cope with your condition. We pursue the money you are entitled to for your injuries.
Common Psychological Injuries After a Truck Wreck
The mind is complex. The impact a truck accident has on one person may affect another person differently. Symptoms may vary widely in nature and degree. However, your condition and your feelings are valid and should be taken as seriously as any other type of injury. Unfortunately, your insurance company may try to disregard or minimize your injuries, possibly even claiming it’s all in your head and not a valid claim.
Our attorneys assist you with recovery for such common truck accident-related psychological injuries as:
- Fear and phobias
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Insomnia and nightmares
- Inability to cope with severe physical injuries
- Guilt, especially if others were injured or died
- Grief because of the loss of your loved one
Evidence of Your Emotional Distress Following Your Truck Crash
The nature and physiology of psychological injuries are not well understood by many outside of the medical profession. However, our attorneys have spent more than 30 years proving psychological injuries associated with auto and truck accidents and we have the skills and resources to prove your claim.
We guide you through the process of documenting your emotional distress and collect hard evidence to prove your claim. We also have access to renowned experts in psychological injuries who help us prepare your case and testify at your trial; in the unlikely event your claim is not settled. As a result of preparing your case as thoroughly as we do, backing it up with objective demonstrative evidence, retaining leading experts in their fields, and having a proven track record of success, the insurance companies realize they usually have more to lose than to gain by not settling with us.
Evidence we consider when building your claim include:
- Reports submitted by your psychologist, psychiatrist or counselor
- Doctors’ notes recording the challenges related to your physical injuries
- Your journal in which you describe how you are affected by the big-rig accident
- Letters from your family, friends and colleagues as to changes in your behavior
- Prescription medications you are taking to treat your psychological injuries
Value of a Psychological Injury Claim
To prevail on a psychological injury you must prove that your condition was caused by the truck accident and that you suffered damages as a result. Just as with other types of physical injuries, you may be entitled to money for your lost income, your medical and therapy bills, your diminished quality of life, wrongful death of your loved one and other losses you have sustained.
Recover Money for Your Psychological Distress
Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410 to schedule your free claims assessment at our Manhattan, Bronx, Deer Park, Jericho or White Plains office. We take your case on a contingency fee basis.