You were driving down PA-611 when a truck lost control and collided into you. Your vehicle was sandwiched between the truck and the guardrail and witnesses of the accident said you were lucky to come out alive. Although it is true that you were lucky you lived, your life will never be the same again.
You lost your leg because of severe injuries and are understandably shaken by the whole ordeal. A year has passed, and you still aren’t out of your “funk,” as people are calling it. You’ve heard about accident victims suffering from depression after traumatic accidents. Is depression what’s causing your suffering now?
Signs of Depression After a Crash
It’s normal to experience some sadness after a frightening accident, but are you suffering from more than that? Here are some of the signs you are a victim of depression:
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Feeling overwhelmingly guilty
- Lack of interest in things you once enjoyed
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Decrease or increase in appetite
- Suicidal thoughts or thinking about death
- Trouble making decisions
- A constant feeling of sadness
- Lack of interest in people
- Trouble concentration and thinking
Depression Is Not a Sign of Weakness
Going through an accident is a traumatic experience, especially when you suffer from a life-changing injury. If you’re not able to participate in activities you enjoyed or if you’re having difficulty performing tasks on a daily basis, your quality of life has been affected and you can become depressed as a result.
The first step you should take regarding your depression is to speak with a doctor. The second is to contact an injury attorney. The legal team of Schmidt Kramer may be able to help you receive compensation from your accident that can help pay for medical bills and other expenses you can incur in the future because of your injury.
Contact us today through our website or by giving us a call, and start moving on with your life.