Mental trauma usually occurs after a traumatic experience. Bodily damage can lead to pain and suffering. Pain can cause you to lose focus on daily activities, make you forgetful, or change your mood. In turn, this can ultimately affect your relationship, work-life balance, and further, impede you from your goals.
Despite how severe or fatal a car accident is, it is a terrifying experience. People tend to react differently when they experience a crash. Some lose pieces of their memory, while many others find it difficult to think clearly with their heads filled with scenes from the crash.