Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often accompanies serious injuries. In many people this condition can last long after the physical scars have healed.
Car accident or workplace injury can cause PTSD
This disorder is marked by the development of symptoms following exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor.
The most common people being diagnosed with PTSD are veterans of war. However, those in a serious car accident or workplace injury can develop PTSD as well.
PTSD Stress Factors
Stressors leading to PTSD can include:
- Direct personal experience of an event with actual or threatened death or serious injury
- Witnessing an event that involves death or injury
- Learning about an unexpected or violent death, or serious harm
- The threat of death or injury experienced by a family member or other close association
A Person Suffering From PTSD Can Suffer The Trauma Over and Over Again In Their Minds
Typically the person’s response to the event involves intense fear, helplessness, or horror. The characteristic symptoms resulting from the exposure to the extreme trauma include persistent re-experiencing of the traumatic event and persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma.
You Need A Lawyer Who Understands PTSD
The lawyers at the DiCello Law Firm understand how PTSD can affect a client’s life. They have the knowledge, skills, and experience to fully understand the situation you are in and help make a difference. They understand how to not make a difficult situation more difficult. They will work hard for you to find all those responsible for causing or contributing to the pain, both physically and mentally you were made to suffer.