Depression and the risk of a crash

On Behalf of | Oct 12, 2018 | Car Accidents |

Many people realize that a motor vehicle crash can cause depression. After all, suffering a major injury, losing someone you love or having your life turned upside down in other ways can certainly make someone very sad and emotionally devastated. However, it is also important to remember that those who suffer from depression may be more likely to cause an accident if they disregard certain areas of concern. In this post, we will examine some of the ways in which depression could increase the chances of a collision.

For starters, some people who suffer from depression may have problems with their sleep, which could lead to drowsy driving, or they may be distracted and have poor mental focus while driving. Moreover, depression can be associated with drug and alcohol abuse, which may lead to intoxicated driving. Furthermore, some medications that are taken by those who struggle with depression could impact their ability to drive. These are just some of the challenges that some people who have depression may face and it is crucial for people in this position to know the risks and make safe driving a priority.

Some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and with winter months coming, there may be more drivers who are behind the wheel and feeling depressed. If you were hit by someone who was driving recklessly, it may be helpful to go over any factors that could have been a part of the crash, such as the other driver’s mental state and any drugs they were taking at the time of the collision.