When most people think of hiring a personal injury lawyer, they think that some type of physical injury must have occurred. However, this isn't always the case. More and more often, personal attorneys are being hired to deal with cases where both physical and emotional injuries have occurred. Also, cases that cover strictly emotional or psychological injuries are also becoming more prevalent. This article will discuss 3 different psychological injuries that you can hire a personal injury attorney for.
Since being sexually abused can cause a great deal of emotional injury, it is a great reason to hire a personal injury attorney. You have likely suffered fear, depression, anguish, self-loathing, and a variety of other negative emotions that have all stemmed from being sexually abused. When explaining your case to your personal injury attorney, you will need to be able to prove that you have been emotionally injured. This may be done with medical records, witnesses, or any of other form of evidence that can help to strengthen your case.
Poor Care In A Public Facility
Another strong case that you can build for being psychologically injured is if you have been treated poorly in a public facility. A great example of this is when a mother is treated poorly in a medical hospital after she has given birth. Since this is a time when you, as a woman, are very emotionally overwhelmed, it is important that you receive excellent care. If you feel that you have been left emotionally injured due to poor treatment by your doctors and/or nurses, or if you feel that your baby was treated poorly and this left you emotionally injured, then you should hire a personal injury attorney to help you deal with your psychological injuries.
Witnessing A Severe Accident
After someone witnesses a severe accident where someone is seriously injured or even killed, it can cause them severe psychological injuries. This is also know as post-traumatic stress disorder, and it is a very real thing. Since this disorder is so widely recognized, a personal injury lawyer can more easily explain it in court. If you are able to win your case in court, you may be able to get funding for the treatment that you need. This treatment may involve meeting with a psychiatrist on a regular basis to work through all of your emotions and, if it's severe enough, going to a mental facility to help you become more mentally stable in a normal society.