Here are some of the tell tale signs of depression after an accident:
- difficulty concentrating, remembering details, making decisions;
- lack of energy, increased fatigue;
- feelings of worthlessness and guilt;
- insomnia or hypersomnia, including early morning wakefulness;
- irritability or other sudden changes in mood;
- loss of interest in hobbies or activities previously enjoyed;
- loss of appetite;
- persistent aches, cramps, headaches, stomach complications;
- general and persistent sadness or anxiety; and
- ideations of suicide, or suicide attempts.
Equally problematic is how common it is for those suffering from depression to refuse to seek help when they need it, or to speak out about their depression.
Social mores have made it difficult for adults to admit when they have a mood disorder or have been psychologically affected by something because it's been made out to be an internal weakness rather than an injury applied by external forces.
For this reason, it's imperative that when you begin to exhibit the signs of depression that you speak out and reach out to medical health professionals who can help you, leaning on your support base of family and friends for assistance when you need it.
Contact an Atlanta, GA, lawyer who can help you get the damages you need to pay for your treatment and to compensate you for the mental anguish you have suffered as a result of your injuries and your depression. You deserve justice for your injuries, even and especially the invisible ones.
Contacting an Atlanta, GA, Lawyer
After a drunk driver car accident, you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!
The personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Shane Smith are lawyers who get it; we know the frustration our clients are experiencing when dealing with insurance companies.
Many of our clients don’t know how to hire a lawyer, so we offer 2 FREE guides, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? and 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Our guides contain valuable information on filing a lawsuit after car accidents caused by drunk drivers, signs of depression, and how an attorney can help. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta to set up a FREE consultation – 770-487-8999.