From a broken bone to head trauma and scarring, the physical consequences of pedestrian accidents can be severe. However, pedestrians may also suffer from a mental and emotional standpoint. Sometimes, these hardships are less noticeable to those they love, and victims of pedestrian accidents may not even recognize the emotional toll of an accident, especially in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Some victims of pedestrian accidents struggle with depression, and there are other emotional hurdles that may arise when these accidents occur (such as anxiety and anger).
If you are depressed following a pedestrian accident you were involved in, these emotions could have an adverse impact on your job performance and in your personal relationships. You may lose interest in activities that used to bring you joy and your entire outlook on life may have changed. Depression may result from injuries and other physical consequences associated with an accident, and people may also become depressed due to financial challenges they are facing which were brought on by medical costs or some other accident-related issue.
If you are thinking about taking legal action against an irresponsible driver who has caused you to suffer, it is vital for you to think about all of the hardships that you have endured (and some of the different problems that may have to deal with in the future). Some victims of pedestrian accidents have been able to restore their sense of hope and find a brighter outlook on their future by holding negligent drivers responsible and securing the financial resources they need to move forward.