Psychological Insight on Personal Injury Claimants of Traffic Accidents
In states like Missouri, it is
common for people to claim their rights suffering from personal injuries
whether due to negligence of another person in a car accident or deliberate
attack from a criminal. Most of the cases have been observed to be Road Traffic
Accidents (RTAs). Some other injuries are caused at work, public places or some from
medical negligence. It is the job of forensic psychologists to assess
the mental stress and disorders the victims are going through. They give their opinion in following areas.
• Psychological disorders that results from an accident and its
consequences in the form of physical damage, unemployment or anything else
The effect of injuries on his ability to work
Prediction of psychological disorders of the claimant
Treatment of emotional and mental disorders
Long term effects of accidents on physical and psychological
abilities to work
Liability (very rarely)
The claimant has to prove his case
in the light of probabilities rather than any other significant evidence. In
some cases, experts are able to give their suggestions and opinions unlike
witnesses who provide information in the light of factual observations. The
claimant could also accept the help of a personal injury attorney to defend his case in the light of law.
The trauma of the claimant has to satisfy the
criteria of PTSD to be recommended by an expert for psychological treatment.
There could be various psychological
problems associated with claimants of RTAs like
Travel phobia: being afraid to travel in car if he/she has
been victim of car accident
Frustration due to unemployment caused by physical
Anxiety of future planning
In order to give an accurate diagnosis, the psychologist will interview the claimant to judge the criteria
of PTSD if he has to claim his personal injuries.
of Psychological Problems (Prognosis)
The expert psychologist has to predict the psychological and emotional anomalies in the claimant. Post-accident analysis may reveal that victim is still afraid from travelling in that specific vehicle or from taking that specific route on which the accident happen. In some cases, the victim always asks others to drive.
The expert psychologist will present
a detailed report whether the claimant requires the treatment to recover from
the state of trauma or he is capable enough to set his emotions right by
himself. The report will cover the satisfaction of PTSD criteria as well as
prognosis of claimant.
St. Louis car accident lawyersYour best chance at recovering compensation for any injuries sustained after an auto accident is by contacting an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. we have over 15 years of experience helping Missouri car accident victims recover financially after car accidents. To schedule a free consultation call our law office at (314) 361-4242 or contact us online.
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