After an accident, you are left to deal with the physical damage done. Healing can take a long time, depending on your injuries.
According to Spine Health & Wellness, the location and type of injuries you sustain and your general health all play a role in how long healing will take. While your doctor will be able to assess you best, there are some guidelines that can help you understand around how much recovery time you may need.
The most common injuries from an auto accident are to soft tissues, such as muscles and tendons. These injuries will typically heal within weeks, but more serious ones, such as whiplash, could take months.
More serious injuries to the brain and spine or internal organ damage can take much longer to heal from. You could also end up with lasting effects from the injury that never heals completely, such as paralysis.
While the physical injuries may be the first thing you think about when it comes to damages from an accident, you may also suffer mental effects from the crash. The toll an accident takes on your mental state could last much longer than any physical injury, especially if you do not get treatment. Common mental and emotional effects may include anxiety and depression.
Regardless of the types of injuries you suffer, you should make a claim to the proper insurance company for compensation. You have the right to receive payment for all treatment you need to repair damage to your body or mental health from an accident.