Are You Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After An Accident?
When a person is injured by the negligence of another person or entity, the moment when the accident happens often comes as quite a shock. A car accident, for example, can occur with virtually no notice and last just a few seconds. In the moments that follow, the injured person is caught up in exchanging insurance information or perhaps being taken to the emergency room in an ambulance. Each person is different, but many people can start manifesting signs of PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder in the days, weeks, and months after the accident.
At the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C., we provide comprehensive personal injury representation by exploring avenues of compensation for PTSD. This disorder often strikes people who have been victims of an uncontrollable and traumatic event.
Symptoms Of PTSD
People who have developed PTSD after an accident can experience different types of symptoms in different ways. Some may feel overly anxious. If they were injured in a motor vehicle accident, they may be afraid to drive or ride in a motor vehicle or experience extreme panic while doing so.
Some symptoms of PTSD include:
- Upsetting and uncontrollable memories of the accident
- Physical reactions when reminded about the accident — pounding heart, rapid breathing, nausea, muscle tension and sweating
- Avoiding the place where the accident occurred
- Loss of interest in the activities you once enjoyed
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling jumpy and on edge
The above is not an all-inclusive list. The symptoms can vary greatly from person to person and depend on what type of accident caused the injury. As a skilled Norfolk County post traumatic stress lawyer with over 30 years of experience, James F. White can explore your options in obtaining compensation for the psychological effects of the accident.
Contact Our PTSD Lawyer Today
If you are suffering from PTSD after an accident, talk to us for more information. To schedule your free initial consultation, you can contact our Massachusetts law firm online, call us locally at 508-763-6571.