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October 21st, 2019
Auto accidents affect victims in many ways. In addition to
causing serious injuries, they can also lead to psychological issues that are
difficult to treat or even diagnose. The physical and mental complications
associated with the aftermath of auto accidents can often be attributed to
shock. Physical shock can manifest itself through various symptoms, and it can
be life-threatening. Psychological shock can be apparent immediately after a
crash, or it may take time to show up, but in either case it can severely interfere
with victims’ lives.
If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident,
it’s important to have an experienced legal team on your side that knows what
you’re going through, including the effects that both types of shock can have
on your life. Insurance companies don’t always fully understand the impact that
crashes can have on victims, and that is often reflected in the settlements
At Dudley DeBosier, our Louisiana
auto accident attorneys have helped many victims who experienced
shock-related symptoms after crashes that weren’t their fault, and we want to
put our track record of success to work for you, too. We treat our clients like
family—not like numbers—and we do everything in our power to help them get the
money they deserve. That’s the Dudley DeBosier Difference.
When you call us, we’ll investigate your crash, prove it
wasn’t your fault, calculate how much money you’re owed for your
accident-related expenses––including psychological trauma, and negotiate to
get you maximum compensation. Contact
us today for a free consultation.
The most common type of post-accident shock is hypovolemic
shock. It occurs when victims experience significant drops in blood pressure.
It’s often associated with severe or rapid blood loss caused by cuts, wounds,
and internal organ or arterial damage. It also can occur after incurring severe
When people experience hypovolemic shock due to low blood
volume or low blood pressure, their hearts struggle to pump sufficient blood
throughout their bodies. That can result in organs failing to operate properly.
If shock is severe enough, victims can even experience life-threatening
Commons symptoms of hypovolemic shock include:
Hypovolemic shock is a medical emergency that needs
immediate treatment. First responders frequently check auto accident victims
for hypovolemic shock, especially if they have open wounds. However, internal
injuries can also result in hypovolemic shock due to internal bleeding.
Unfortunately, victims aren’t always aware of internal injuries until symptoms
Other types of auto accident-related shock include
neurogenic shock, which can be caused by spinal cord injuries; cardiogenic
shock, which can be caused by damage to the heart, such as a heart attack
induced by a car accident; and obstructive shock, which can be caused by blood
If you believe you’re experiencing symptoms of physical
shock, it’s important to get medical treatment right away. Physical shock may
take time to manifest, but by the time it does, you may be at risk of severe
In addition, you should also contact an experienced auto
accident law firm. In addition to the pain and disability caused by your
injuries, physical shock can lead to long-lasting physical complications that
can result in expensive medical bills and time away from work. Our Louisiana
car accident lawyers can evaluate your accident, determine how it affected you,
and work hard to help you get the money you deserve for past and future medical
expenses related to your accident.
Many people associated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
with combat veterans. However, it’s a common condition that can occur after
extremely stressful events, including auto accidents. PTSD is strongly
associated with crashes, including those that don’t cause serious injuries.
Victims who experience PTSD may develop the following symptoms:
The consequences of psychological shock can be just as
debilitating as those caused by physical injuries. Victims may experience
difficulties in their daily lives, and they may find it difficult or impossible
to concentrate at work or do their jobs. That can result in termination and
long periods without income.
Because psychological shock can be just as disruptive to
your life as physical injuries and shock, it’s vital to have a legal advocate
on your side who can maximize your chances of getting compensation.
When you call Dudley DeBosier, we’ll determine how your auto
accident has affected your ability to work and enjoy life, and we’ll calculate
exactly how much money you’re owed for the pain and suffering you’ve
experienced. Then, we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to get a
settlement offer that’s fair for what you’ve been through.
Don’t go it alone after an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, and don’t trust just anyone with your financial recovery. Get in touch with us today, and let us put our experience to work.