The impact on your quality of life after a car accident can be reflected in many ways. You may be experiencing chronic pain, physical impairments, financial difficulties, and, to top it off, the inability to sleep.
Insomnia after a car accident can sometimes indicate a bigger problem. The steps you take next may not only impact your health but your claim for compensation as well. Here is what to do:
Some injuries are not immediately noticeable after a car accident and can have delayed symptoms. Seeing a doctor right away is extremely important if you have trouble sleeping so that further complications do not develop. They may be able to diagnose a hidden injury and begin treatment right away. In contrast, if you wait too long to see a doctor, it can be challenging to link your loss of sleep to the trauma of the accident and recover compensation for the impact on your life.
You will need as much documentation as possible to use as evidence. That includes medical records, receipts for prescription medications, and any other related e expenses. In addition, keep a daily journal that notes how much sleep you get a night (if any), your symptoms (e.g., pain, anxiety, depression, etc.), and the impact the loss of sleep is having on your life (e.g., unable to work, complete household tasks, personal care, etc.).
Whether you already have a St. Louis car accident lawyer or still need to hire one, let them know about your trouble sleeping. They can advise you of your legal options for recovering compensation and ensure you are getting the treatment you need, and adequately document how your life has been impacted.
Demonstrating to the insurance company that the accident is the cause of your insomnia can be difficult to do, especially if you wait to see a doctor. A way to protect yourself is to speak to a car accident lawyer before settling your claim. If you resolve it too early, you may lose out on the compensation you need to fully recover.
Several causes are commonly linked to insomnia after a car accident.
As long as your trouble sleeping can be linked to the car accident, you are legally entitled to claim compensation if another negligent driver is responsible.