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If you’ve been in an accident and believe you have developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Contact a PTSD attorney in Fort Worth to file a claim.
Physical injuries are typically what receive the most sympathy after accidents, but what most people fail to realize is how detrimental the mental effects can be. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a relatively common psychological disorder that can develop after victims have experienced a life-changing event. When left untreated, PTSD can be vicious and damaging to the mind and body.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP., our goal is to help victims suffering from both the physical and mental effects of an accident. If you believe you have PTSD, we’ll work with you to identify the liable party in the accident that triggered your symptoms and gather evidence to prove negligence. A Fort Worth PTSD lawyer from our team can maximize your settlement by negotiating on your behalf.
PTSD may begin right after an accident or it can develop months later. Usually, signs of PTSD will include flashbacks of the accident, nightmares, anxiety or depression associated with the traumatic event, or constant reminders of the event that lead to emotional distress. If your PTSD becomes severe, you may experience suicidal thoughts.
PTSD can be triggered by any event that leaves the victim feeling traumatized or emotionally out of sorts. Although many people associate PTSD with war, there are numerous other events that can trigger PTSD such as vehicle accidents, work-related accidents, product defect accidents, acts of violence, and abuse. Often, accidents that cause physical injuries can cause PTSD.
You’ll need to be able to prove that your PTSD was directly caused by the accident in question but this can be done by getting a proper diagnosis from your doctor. Once you have this diagnosis, you’ll then need to prove negligence against the liable party in your accident by using evidence such as police reports, witness testimonies, photographs, or video footage.
Once negligence has been proven against the liable party in your accident, you can begin recovering damages and calculating your settlement. Damages you can recover in your PTSD lawsuit include economic and non-economic damages such as medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
PTSD can be difficult to suffer through when you aren’t sure what you’re initially dealing with. If you’re experiencing any negative mental side effects after being in an accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. At Crain Brogdon, LLP., our attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your PTSD so you can get the best treatment to heal as quickly as possible.
If you’re ready to speak with a Fort Worth PTSD lawyer, call 214-522-9404 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.
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 ]