As car accident injury lawyers, we see firsthand the impact that car accidents have on mental health and emotional well being. These injuries may be invisible to most, but to the victim the impact of a mental health injury can be catastrophic. While the physical injuries sustained in a car accident are often the focus of medical attention, it is important not to overlook the impact that car accidents can have on mental health and emotional well-being.
Here are some of the ways that car accidents can impact mental health and emotional well-being:
Even a car accident that does not cause any physical injuries can result in major emotional and mental health issues. If you have been involved in a car accident, and your noticing changes to your mood or emotions, it is important to seek medical attention. A mental health professional can help you process the trauma of the accident and develop coping strategies to manage the emotional injuries. If you know someone that was involved in a car accident, pay attention for signs of mental health injury and encourage your loved one to get appropriate help.
The good news is that, in many cases, mental health issues following a car accident can improve with psychological treatment. I recently sat down with a clinical psychologist, Dr. Jeremy Frank, to learn more about mental health after a car accident and options for victims to get better. The video is posted below or you can watch it on our YouTube channel or Podcast.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries, Catastrophic Injuries, and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
After a car accident in Ontario, you may be wondering who you would sue for your injuries, harms and losses. To recover compensation for pain and suffering for your injuries and for economic loss damages such as income loss, and healthcare related expenses, you will sue the at-fault driver and owner of the vehicle that caused the crash.
Do I Sue the Driver or the Insurance Company After an Accident in Ontario?
Generally, you will bring the lawsuit against the driver and owner of the vehicle that caused the crash. Even though you are commencing a lawsuit against the driver and the owner of the at fault vehicle, it is actually their insurance company that will defend the case, hire the lawyer, and ultimately pay any settlement or judgment. In Ontario, if a car accident case goes to trial, the members of the jury are not allowed to know that it is really an insurance company that is being sued and is going to pay the settlement or verdict at the end of the case.
Who Do I Sue if The Other Driver or Vehicle Does Not Have Insurance?
Sometimes the at fault vehicle or driver is not insured or does not have enough insurance to pay your claim. In these circumstances, you would bring a lawsuit against you uninsured motorist carrier. Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims are commenced directly against an insurance company. If a settlement or judgment is paid by the insurance company, then that insurance company may have the right to seek repayment from the at fault party. Your uninsured motorist coverage is in place to protect an injured party when the at-fault driver or vehicle does not have adequate insurance.
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When fall arrives in Ontario the new season brings many different factors that drivers need to be aware of because as autumn moves into winter, we have less daylight hours. In the later afternoon, pedestrians, cyclists and children playing on streets will also be more difficult to see. With the wetter conditions, fallen leaves and fewer hours of daylight, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the roads ahead.
We are pleased to provide you with some driving tips to keep in mind this fall season.
Driving for pleasure in the fall can be vibrant with color but you will also need to be prepared for the changing light conditions, fog and reduced visibility. Our Team at Iacobelli Law Firm wants you to enjoy your fall driving and to remain safe.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of a driver, Iacobelli Law Firm has extensive experience representing families who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and we realize how difficult and life-changing it can be for your family. We are a dedicated Ontario Personal Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate and competent legal counsel for the injured and we offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866- 234-6093. We are honored to serve our clients and our community.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.
Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.