Being involved in an accident can be a traumatic experience and cause significant stress on your life and your family. Many people overlook the emotional and mental effects a serious accident or injury can have, especially because symptoms of anxiety or psychological trauma may not be readily apparent during initial treatment.
We do not overlook the significant psychological and emotional trauma an accident, injury or disability can have. We also know psychological trauma can delay physical recovery. We care about you, and focus our services on meeting your unique needs so you can move on with your life as soon as possible.
We Focus on Rebuilding Lives
At Farrell Law Group, we take a comprehensive approach to helping individuals and families throughout the Greater Toronto Area recover following a serious accident. We not only seek to help you obtain compensation for your injuries — we seek to help you rebuild your life. That includes ensuring you receive proper psychological counseling to help you move forward after an accident.
Experienced Lawyer for Individuals With PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a dangerous side effect of a severe car accident or other form of psychiatric trauma. While it is normal to be disoriented or full of anxiety following an accident, those who suffer from PTSD become "stuck" in a constant state of mental depression. PTSD can lead to:
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Chronic depression
- Low self-esteem
- Withdrawal from social life and close relationships
- Failure to physically heal
- Altered personality
Helping Individuals With Depression and Other Psychological Injuries
PTSD is not the only mental injury that can result from an accident. Physical injury, scarring and trauma can also lead to severe depression and anxiety that can affect your ability to enjoy your life and your look to the future. A psychological injury can also lead to physical symptoms such as chronic pain, headaches or high blood pressure.
Additionally, a sudden change in personality and moods can be symptoms of a more serious physical injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not be immediately evident, but depression, headaches and mood swings are just a few of the symptoms that can result from head trauma.
No matter the cause or extent of your injuries, we offer a confidential, comfortable atmosphere where we can discuss your situation. After listening carefully to you, we will refer you to qualified specialists who can help you begin the healing process. This includes psychological or psychiatric counseling, therapy, medication and other forms of treatment. If your depression or PTSD was caused by someone else's negligence, we will work to secure fair compensation from at-fault parties to cover your treatment costs and other economic losses.
Contact Us for a Consultation
You owe it to yourself or your loved one to talk with an experienced Toronto lawyer about what you can do to combat PTSD and other mental disorders. We will explain your rights and explore your options for recovery. Call us at 416-487-7300 to schedule a consultation. You may also contact us online.