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November 14, 2019

Fort Worth PTSD Lawyer

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 Lewis 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. 

Commons Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

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.

How PTSD Can Be Triggered 

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 car accidents, work-related accidents, product defect accidents, acts of violence, and abuse. Often, accidents that cause physical injuries can cause PTSD. 

Recoverable Damages in a PTSD Lawsuit

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.

Reach Out to a Fort Worth PTSD Attorney

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 Lewis 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.