Posted in Car Accidents on March 4, 2021
Vehicle accidents can be traumatic for any party involved, including children. What many people may not realize is that not all vehicle accident injuries are physical in nature. Many injuries involve emotional and psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children are just as susceptible to PTSD after a car accident as adults. If your child has been involved in a car accident, you need to be diligent about treating all of their injuries, including their physical ones as well as their emotional and psychological ones. PTSD symptoms can vary from one person to another, and we want to discuss how these may manifest in children after an accident occurs.
Many people associate PTSD with military service members, but the reality is that PTSD is a psychological condition that can affect any person who has been through a particularly harrowing incident. This includes vehicle accidents. Victims of PTSD can suffer from a range of symptoms that can affect their daily lives. Children and adults can experience PTSD, but the symptoms may vary for children.
Researchers have discovered that there are three major symptoms that children who have PTSD may experience. We do want to point out that some children experience all three of these symptoms, while other children may only experience one. PTSD is not the same for every person.
Auto insurance and Georgia will typically cover your child’s treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Under the law in this state, all costs of the accident will be paid by the insurance carrier of the at-fault driver. This includes the physical injuries that occur as well as all of the consequences, including the unseen pain and suffering losses experienced such as PTSD. However, there are steps that parents should take right away to help ensure that their child’s complete treatment will be covered. This includes:
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