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Green Bay auto accident lawyersAuto accidents are one of the more traumatizing events that a person can go through, yet the emotional injuries that people experience are often overlooked. In fact, even victims sometimes discount the emotional impact that an accident can have on their lives. Know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of emotional trauma, learn how to cope with it, and discover what options you may have if the trauma is severe with help from the following information.

Signs and Symptoms of Trauma

Despite the common misconceptions about trauma after an accident, the difficulty coping may not immediately surface. Instead, it may be days, perhaps even weeks, before the trauma rears its head. At first, it may start with some strange symptoms, and victims may initially attribute it to stress, but as time wears on, they may start to realize that something is seriously wrong. For example, victims may begin to experience:

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Appleton auto accident lawyersSome accidents are relatively minor, with only physical injuries. Others can be emotionally or mentally devastating. Either way, victims may be owed compensation. However, it can often be difficult to prove injuries that are not physical. As such, it can be difficult to receive compensation for unseen injuries, such as posttraumatic stress disorder or anxiety. Thankfully, victims do still have options. The following information explains, and it provides details on where to find assistance with your emotional injuries claim.

The Complexity of Mental and Emotional Injuries

Mental and emotional injuries, though real, are also hidden from the eyes of the public. To make matters even more complicated, they may not manifest until after the physical injuries have subsided or healed, which can make it difficult for victims to connect their emotional injuries to the accident. For example, you might suddenly start having panic attacks on your way to work, but you may not realize that it is the drive that is making you anxious. Or you could start experiencing nightmares, but not understand that they are connected to the accident. Instead, you might attribute it to stress on the job, stress at home, or financial stress.

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emotional distress, funeral costs, property damage, Wisconsin homicide, Wisconsin wrongful death, wrongful death case, Wisconsin OWIA man from Neenah has been charged with the homicide of a Winneconne woman after driving drunk and crashing earlier this month. The man was charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

At around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, a Kaukauna police officer discovered an SUV that had struck two power poles in the 800 block of Hyland Avenue and Outagamie County OO. Inside the vehicle, the officer heard a man pleading with a woman to wake up. The woman was unconscious and taken to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, where she died of severe head trauma.

This is a truly tragic story for all parties involved. Of course, the driver will now face criminal charges, and, if convicted, may incur severe penalties including fines and incarceration. The family of the deceased will also suffer due to their loss. However, the deceased woman's survivors may be able to file a wrongful death action against the liable driver in order to recover damages. If the driver is, in fact, convicted of homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle, this may be used as evidence of liability in a wrongful death case.

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personal injury case, Wisconsin personal injury lawyer, emotional distress, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, non-economic damages, economic damages, medical expenses, medical bills, lost wages, personal injury lawsuit, Green Bay personal injury attorney, Appleton personal injury attorney, recover damagesBeing the victim of an accident can be a traumatic and life-changing experience. Serious injuries can result following all types of incidents including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, and even dog attacks. However, when an accident is caused by someone else's negligent or reckless conduct, the victim may be entitled to compensation. In addition to the medical expenses incurred to treat the accident-related injuries, the person liable for the accident may be responsible for other damages that resulted from the accident. Personal injury lawsuits are designed to compensate victims for injuries sustained to a person's body or emotional well-being. Thus, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be the best way for a victim to make his or her life whole again after an accident.

Types of Damages 

Once liability is established in a personal injury case, the next step is to calculate the amount of damages the victim is entitled to receive. Wisconsin follows a modified comparative fault system for recovering damages, adhering to the “51% rule.” Accordingly, the victim's award of damages is reduced by his or her percentage of fault in the accident, as long as the victim's percentage of fault is less than 51%. An injured party who is more than 51% at fault for his or her injuries cannot recover from another party.

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dog bite, Wisconsin dog bite lawyers, dog bite injuries, injury compensation, types of dog bites, injury recovery, dog bite victim, emotional distress, Wisconsin dog bite lawVirtually every day there are reports of people all over the state being bitten, attacked, and even killed by dogs. Dog bites are always a very traumatic experience, and it is hard to imagine that “man's best friend” can be capable of injuring an innocent person. However, it happens more often than you may think. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in five people who are bitten by dogs require medical attention. What is even more alarming is that half of these victims are typically children.

Coping with sustained dog bite injuries can be difficult. But when the dog that bit you belongs to your friend, the situation can become even more complex. If you or a family member has been hurt in this scenario it is important to seek the advice of an experienced injury attorney who can help you alleviate some of your emotional and physical hardship.

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