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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Dallas, TX, is a mental health condition triggered by witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can manifest in several different ways. Many individuals with PTSD have nightmares and insomnia, resort to self-harm or substance abuse, or find it difficult to have healthy relationships with their family and friends or get their work done, among other things.
If you were involved in an accident in Dallas and were subsequently diagnosed with PTSD, a Dallas PTSD lawyer at Crain Brogdon, LLP is ready to help. If you have a valid case, we will fight to obtain maximum compensation from the person(s) responsible for causing your accident. That way, you will have the opportunity to regain control over your life.
The Dallas PTSD lawyers at Crain Brogdon, LLP are passionate about helping our clients with their cases. Compassionate, tenacious, and experienced, our lawyers have won over 355 million for our clients since 2001. Moreover, we offer informed legal advice and work around the clock to fight for your rights. And we’ll settle for nothing less than the results you deserve.
When you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was brought on due to someone else’s irresponsible or negligent actions, you can hold them accountable when you contact a PTSD lawyer in Dallas.
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In theory, any traumatic experience you go through opens the possibility that you will suffer from PTSD. Many different types of accidents can potentially cause PTSD, including:
Not every accident type that causes PTSD is listed here; there are many others that can trigger PTSD. If you were involved in an accident not listed above, reach out to our firm to determine whether we can help you to secure compensation for your damages.
Yes. As mentioned above, premises liability cases can potentially cause PTSD. Premises liability accidents happen when you suffer an injury on someone else’s property. Examples of PTSD-inducing premises liability cases include:
If you’re unsure whether you have PTSD, here are the four types of PTSD symptoms. Note that PTSD symptoms can change over time. You may have more PTSD symptoms when stressed or reminded of the event that triggered the condition.
Intrusive memories may include:
Symptoms of avoidance usually include:
Symptoms of negative changes in mood and thinking can include:
Finally, symptoms of changes in physical and emotional reactions include:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and PTSD are both life-altering conditions. They also often coexist since traumatic incidents often cause TBIs. However, they are otherwise unique. Here’s a breakdown of the main differences between TBI and PTSD symptoms:
TBI victims often present periods of amnesia for what went on just before or after the injury occurred. In contrast, someone with PTSD is often plagued and haunted by unwanted intrusive memories and thoughts of the event.
Survivors of TBI often have a lot of support early on. However, loved ones often call less over time, leading to social isolation.
PTSD sufferers also experience isolation, but it is usually self-imposed. For many, PTSD makes it hard to interact with people.
People with TBI commonly experience sleep disorders. As such, they may have difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep.
Similarly, people with PTSD often struggle to sleep. However, their sleeplessness isn’t the result of a brain injury — rather, nightmares are keeping them from falling and staying asleep.
Survivors of TBIs often experience unpredictable emotions due to brain damage. As a result, they may unexpectedly burst into laughter or tears for no apparent reason.
In contrast, survivors of PTSD feel emotionally numb. They often find it difficult to feel and express positive emotions, creating distance and conflicts with partners, spouses, and children.
Healthcare professionals usually diagnose PTSD by:
If you or a loved one has PTSD, a Dallas PTSD lawyer can help you by:
Your lawyer will analyze your case to see if you can prove that a specific incident or accident caused your PTSD.
Once your attorney has determined that you have a valid case, they will start gathering and preserving evidence. Specifically, they will gather and preserve:
Time is of the essence in Texas. Generally speaking, if you don’t file your PTSD personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident that caused your PTSD, you will probably lose your chance to pursue compensation. A skilled Dallas PTSD lawyer can help you draft, edit, and file paperwork on and ahead of time so you can get the justice you deserve.
Besides helping you file paperwork on and ahead of time, a Dallas PTSD attorney can also help you negotiate with other parties, such as insurance companies.
Remember, insurance companies don’t have your best interests at heart — they want you to settle for a lower amount, so they don’t have to pay as much. Accordingly, you should never talk about your case with them. If and when they call, just direct them to your personal injury lawyer. You can then focus on recovering and getting your life back together.
Finally, if you can’t reach a reasonable settlement, a skilled Dallas PTSD lawyer can fight for your rights in court. The right personal injury lawyer knows the Dallas court system like the back of their hand, so they will use their knowledge and experience to maximize the compensation you deserve.
When you file your claim in civil court against the at-fault party, you will be seeking full repayment of the damages you have endured. Because PTSD can influence so many areas of your life, you should be sure to describe every way you’ve been impacted to your attorney so these ways can be accounted for when calculating what your claim is worth.
Some of the most common types of damages accident survivors look to recover are:
Your PTSD lawyer in Dallas will be responsible for quantifying your damages. This way, you can be sure that you will be awarded a sum of money that can help you get the treatment you need to put your accident and perhaps your PTSD in the past.
Here are our clients’ most frequently asked questions about PTSD:
PTSD and TBIs often coexist since traumatic incidents often cause TBIs, so you may have both. To learn more about the condition(s) you may have, contact a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis. Your lawyer can later use these medical reports and receipts to defend your case in court.
Anyone can get PTSD. Although PTSD is typically associated with war vets and sexual and physical assault survivors and accidents, not everyone with PTSD has experienced a dangerous event. Some people develop the condition after witnessing a loved one get hurt. The unexpected death of a family member or friend can also trigger PTSD.
PTSD symptoms often appear soon after trauma. Most of the time, these symptoms go away within the first few weeks and months following the trauma. However, the symptoms may last for many years in certain cases, especially if the PTSD is left untreated.
Many factors determine whether someone gets PTSD. Risk factors make it more likely for someone to develop PTSD, while other factors, known as resilience factors, may reduce the risk of developing PTSD.
Examples of PTSD risk factors include:
Examples of PTSD resilience factors include:
PTSD can be debilitating and life changing. However, you don’t have to endure the effects of PTSD alone. When you choose to work with a Dallas PTSD lawyer at Crain Brogdon, LLP, you will have a team of highly trained attorneys by your side who can help you obtain the justice you’re entitled to.
Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]