Mental suffering is any emotional distress often associated with an automobile accident or personal injury. Our San Diego law office has seen all sorts of accidents that result in mental suffering. Often referred to as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mental suffering includes — but is not limited to — all of the following symptoms:
- Loss of Dignity
If you suffer emotional trauma you may also become depressed, suicidal, hypercritical about yourself, have low self-esteem or feelings of guilt. Your lifestyle may change, creating disruption among familial relationships, poor work performance, and loss of employment or substance abuse. In children, it can even interfere with normal emotional and psychological development.
You and your family should not have to pay for any expenses or damages that were someone else’s fault. By hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer in San Diego, you can ensure that someone will fight for justice after any mental suffering you endure as a result of someone else’s carelessness.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mental suffering often comes in the form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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). In this case, the PTSD results from the experiencing or witnessing of a car accident, usually a major one, which is what our personal injury attorneys in San Diego handle all the time.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is typically characterized by several possible symptoms, including:
- Re-experiencing the event
- Numbing of physical senses
- Slowing of responsiveness to the environment
- Excessive or exaggerated startle response
- Feelings of guilt
- Memory impairment or amnesia
- Difficulties sleeping or concentrating
If you believe that your mental suffering was caused by somebody else, then maybe you should think about consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer in San Diego.
Why Hire Our Personal Injury Lawyers?
Since 1992, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC in San Diego have been helping people just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for your mental suffering. We know the legal process can at times be very confusing, but our experience can, however, help guide you through the process.
Our firm’s founder, Michael Pines, is a former insurance company lawyer, so he knows how the insurance companies work. Insurance companies may not pay a fair settlement. You shouldn’t have to worry about fighting insurance companies or even recovering what you lost in the car accident. That’s what we’re here for, to help you recover the maximum personal injury settlement with the least amount of stress.
We are dedicated to helping you obtain the fair and just compensation you and your family need to recover and move toward a brighter future.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered any mental suffering we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.