We often hear about men and women who return from a battlefield who have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). What most people do not know is that it is possible to get PTSD from a car accident.
Our personal injury lawyers know from experience that an auto accident can shake up a person’s life and forever change them. If there is not physical pain and suffering, then emotional trauma and mental anguish will most-likely haunt a person for the rest of their life.
Give give you a better idea of what PTSD is and how it can affect someone, here is a breakdown of a very complex and life-changing condition:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological disorder that follows after a physically or psychologically traumatic event outside the range of the usual human experience (e.g. seeing a loved one die, a serious threat to one’s own life). PTSD is characterized by symptoms of re-experiencing the event, numbing of responsiveness to the environment, an excessive or exaggerated startle response, feelings of guilt, memory impairment or amnesia, and difficulties sleeping or concentrating.
They may also become depressed and suicidal, hypercritical about themselves, and have low self-esteem or feelings of guilt. Their lifestyle may change, creating disruption among familial relationships, poor work performance and loss of jobs, or substance abuse. In children, it can interfere with normal emotional and psychological development.
Our personal injury lawyers have seen how car accidents can change people’s lives. They are here to help you in the case of an auto accident, and we will work together to ease your way through the aftermath, as well as finding a way to help you pay your medical bills.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines