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Maybe you remember what happened. Maybe you don’t. Either way, your serious California car accident goes much deeper than the physical injuries you are dealing with. Traumatic events like car accidents can leave a lasting emotional impact on you as well. Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety and depression are all common side effects of a car accident.


Commonly referred to as a single-incident trauma, car accident PTSD and anxiety does typically subside over time but benefits greatly from professional treatments such as therapy. Here are some telling numbers on this important mental health topic:

  • Approximately 9% of those injured in a car accident experience PTSD
  • Of those individuals that sought treatment for their PTSD, 27% also had anxiety and 15% had a driving phobia as a result of the emotional impact of their car accident

Dealing with the aftermath of a California car accident can be a lifelong struggle for some– between the physical injuries and the emotional issues, many are reminded everyday of how an accident changed their life. When there has been a death from the accident and/or life-changing injuries, the potential for an emotional issue such as depression or PTSD increases greatly. An individuals’ physical and psychological recovery often happens simultaneously– the quicker you recover and get back to many of your pre-accident activities, the lesser the emotional impact on your life over time. On the converse, when the recovery is slow and the physical issues and pain are substantial and lasting, so too are the emotional ones.

The Mayo Clinic identifies 6 main symptoms of car accident PTSD:

  1. Flashbacks and nightmares re-experiencing the car crash
  2. Fear of driving/incapable of driving
  3. Anxiety
  4. Sense of guilt  and shame
  5. Inability to recall car accident details
  6. Persistent feelings of mistrust, betrayal and/or hopelessness

If you notice these symptoms in yourself or a loved one following an accident, what you are feeling is completely understandable given what you experienced.


The goal of a car accident personal injury lawsuit it to try to come up with a financial figure that takes into account the total impact the car accident has had on your life. This includes all your medical bills, ongoing medical needs, missed work and inability to work, change in your intimate relationships and also your emotional issues. Properly addressing the psychological impact your accident has had on your life is one of our goals as your personal injury attorneys and something we can discuss further during your initial free consultation with us. At Walch Law, we are sorry for what you are dealing with and are here to help with your legal needs. Time is of the essence when it comes to meeting the very strict California car accident filing deadlines so do not hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss things further.

Nine Reasons To Choose Us


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When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.


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Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.


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There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.


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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.


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Whenever you are ready, we are available to talk and this open and available communication model is something that our clients enjoy until their case is closed. We keep you informed and updated on your case every step of the way, always explain what's happening in plain English and ultimately deliver on our promise to get you paid.


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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.


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First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.


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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly e!


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