Lever & Ecker, PLLC March 22, 2022 Personal injury
Personal injury accidents can sometimes result in severe injuries and various physical symptoms. A common and dangerous injury you may face during an accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), where the brain suffers damage by a blow or jolt to the head. There are several different types of TBI, and all have a variety of symptoms. One of the most common symptoms of a TBI is depression.
Many people who suffer a brain injury experience depression within the first year after the injury. Not only can the damage itself create neurological disruptions that can cause depression, but also the social and financial losses you suffer can prompt depressive episodes. Regardless of the reason, if the accident results in you struggling with depression, you can seek compensation for your losses.
Many people can confuse depression with sadness, but what distinguishes the two is that depression causes more feelings of loss and hopelessness for long periods of time without recovering. Often, depression can overwhelm the individual and interfere with their daily life and enjoyment. After an accident, you may feel a normal amount of sadness, but it is essential to seek professional assistance if you start to recognize signs of depression.
The following are examples of symptoms an individual can suffer because of depression:
When you are in a life-changing and unexpected accident, feeling sad is a normal response to the loss you experience. However, if these feelings persist and increase in severity, you will want to seek the help of a mental health professional.
There are several reasons why brain injuries cause depression, including:
Most personal injury accidents are preventable and result from another person’s careless behavior. If another person’s carelessness or recklessness causes you to suffer severe depression and other injuries, talk with a professional brain injury lawyer as soon as possible.
With over 60 years of combined experience advocating for our clients in their personal injury claims, we at Lever & Ecker, PLLC have the knowledge and resources to offer honest legal advice. Our award-winning New York lawyers can guide you through the medical and legal processes of your claim. We understand the challenges you face and will provide you with the legal representation you can trust and count on. Focus on your recovery, and we will work to give you the best possible outcome for your case.