When you are involved in a traumatic event that causes a physical injury, it is not just the body that is affected. The mind can also be subject to trauma which can lead to mental issues such as dissociative disorders. A dissociative disorder is a condition where there is an interruption of memory, awareness, perception or identity. With this condition, the individual will detach from their emotional or physical reality. Sometimes an incident is so traumatic, the individual will dissociate themselves from everything, totally changing from their normal selves.
Such conditions require treatment with medication as well as psychosocial assistance. At Cueria Law Firm, we have seen time and time again where individuals who suffer from a traumatic accident are then diagnosed with a dissociative disorder. If you have been affected in this manner after an accident, let our Louisiana personal injury attorneys work for you.
Types of Dissociative Disorders
There are a few types of dissociative disorders that one can be diagnosed with. After a traumatic injury, it is not uncommon to find yourself dealing with one of the conditions below:
- Depersonalization Disorder: the patient experiences a period of detachment while understanding that the issue is a feeling and not reality
- Dissociative Amnesia: emotional trauma results in amnesia
- Dissociative Identity Disorder: the individual will alternate from two personalities or more and will be unable to recall information between the personalities
- Dissociative Fugue: the person physically abandons their surroundings and has a difficult time recalling the past. The individual may be confused about their identity and adopt a new one to adapt.
Whenever a physical trauma takes place, dissociative disorders can be connected. The traumatic incident not only harms the individual physically but also mentally. It is important to seek treatment for physical as well as mental conditions and this can be costly. If the accident you were involved in was the result of another individual’s negligence, then you may be due compensation for physical pain as well as mental anguish.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a traumatic accident at no fault of their own and have been diagnosed with a physical injury as well as a mental condition like a dissociative disorder, give our Louisiana personal injury attorneys a call. We are ready to fight for you.
Our experienced attorneys will listen to your case and determine if you have the right to file a claim. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.