People often focus on some of the immediate consequences of a motor vehicle accident, which may include a debilitating injury or the loss of life. However, there are many other ways in which a crash can upend someone’s life. For example, someone’s career might be derailed due to the consequences of a motor vehicle collision, which can result in even more difficulties (such as financial problems and depression). If you were hurt in a wreck, or one of your loved ones was recently involved in a crash, it may be helpful to look over some of the different ways an accident can affect careers.
One of the most obvious ways an accident can impact someone’s career is when an injury leaves them unable to walk or perform movements that are required to carry out their job duties. However, this is not the only way an accident can derail a career. Sometimes, people suffer from emotional and mental issues such as flashbacks, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which may also leave them unable to work. For example, those who were employed as a trucker may not be able to drive a large truck again due to mental scars associated with a traumatic crash.
If you are unable to work because of an accident you were recently involved in, it is important to look at the short-term and long-term consequences of the crash. If you expect that your career has come to an end, you should take this into account and respond accordingly. Our injury and death page will have more on traffic crash consequences.