It is not uncommon for those involved in a traumatic event to experience an array of emotional reactions. Working in a personal injury law firm, I meet people who have lost movement in their limbs, lost their limbs, experience disfigurement, suffer brain injury and some clients have to deal with the loss of a loved one due to a life altering event. Additionally, if a person was relatively healthy but then must deal with chronic pain for the rest of their life, emotional trauma can follow.
Emotional trauma manifests itself differently in people. Some symptoms of emotional trauma may include: