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Truck accidents: Scarring and emotional trauma

If you have already suffered injury in a truck accident, then you are all too aware of the damage such a collision can inflict on your body. Unfortunately, scarring is a frequent companion to physical trauma. Whether it is a minor mark across the kneecap or a severe scar across the face, marks on the human body bring trauma of a different kind to victims.

Worsening the situation, scars can cause physical as well as emotional problems. Scars form as the body heals and in the case of deep tissue wounds, the resulting scars can hamper mobility as the injury continues to knit and tighten. To many, the physical aspect alone sounds like a terrible ordeal, but when you factor in the emotional effects of scarring, it can devastate victims altogether. Examples of this emotional trauma include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder related to physical and emotional wounds
  • Depression and low self-worth based on appearance
  • Anxiety and difficulty socializing because of the body's scars
  • Difficulty sleeping, which can worsen the overall health of the skin

Many victims ask our staff if they can sue the party responsible for causing the car or truck accident on the basis of scarring. The best answer we can provide is to talk about these issues with a personal injury attorney. While it might not always be possible to sue based solely on your scars, you may be able to include your scarring in a personal injury claim.

Our injury website offers a great deal of insight into many issues surrounding truck accidents in Oklahoma City. We urge you to explore our pages if you would like to learn more.

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