- Leave the scene.
- Not call 911.
- Forget to exchange information.
- Underestimate your injuries.
- Admit fault.
- Fail to gather evidence.
- Speak to the other party’s insurance company.
- Neglect to speak to your own insurance company.
What happens mentally after a car accident?
Symptoms of Emotional Distress Following a Car Accident
Mood swings ranging from anger to frustration to guilt. High levels of stress and anxiety. Nightmares and disrupted sleep patterns such as insomnia. New fears or phobias developing (such as fear of riding in a car)
Can a car accident ruin your life?
The most serious of accidents can cause injuries that are permanent or long-term. Some serious injuries that may not heal with time include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and injuries that lead to permanent scarring or disfigurement, such as burn injuries or amputation injuries.
Can a car accident mess you up mentally?
For instance, a common and destructive consequence of car accidents is difficulty focusing. Concentration after a car crash can tank for a number of reasons; the most serious cause is traumatic brain injury, or TBI. A post-crash TBI can lead to confusion, lack of focus, and difficulty completing simple tasks.