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December 13, 2019

Houston PTSD Lawyer

PTSD can come with significant side effects and medical expenses. If you’re experiencing PTSD after an accident and you believe someone else was at fault, contact a PTSD attorney in Houston to seek compensation for your suffering.

When a traumatic event happens, physical injuries can occur, but the effect that the incident has on the brain sometimes goes unnoticed. It isn’t until symptoms of the trauma arise later that a victim may realize they’ve developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur in victims who’ve experienced a traumatic life event.

Just because PTSD is a mental disorder and not a physical one doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken as seriously. The side effects of PTSD can be both emotional and physical and, when left untreated, PTSD can lead to depression and thoughts of suicidal. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, our goal is to advocate for the rights of PTSD victims. A Houston PTSD lawyer can help you obtain the settlement you deserve.

Understanding PTSD

If you’ve experienced a traumatic incident, you may not realize that you have PTSD. Symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, and physical reactions to memories of the incident. The trauma of the event can hinder you from fully living your life by causing anxiety, nervousness, rage, guilt, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Speaking to a doctor about your symptoms will be the only way to diagnose your condition properly. Once PTSD has been professionally diagnosed, your lawyer can help you in the claims process by pinpointing who was responsible for causing your accident and then demanding compensation for your suffering.

Possible Causes of PTSD

PTSD can be caused by any number of traumatic events. Many people associate PTSD with veterans and their traumatic war experiences. However, there are numerous victims of PTSD who’ve never been to war. PTSD can occur from car accidents, work-related accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, sexual abuse, violent attacks, and explosions.

If you’ve been in a car accident or were injured in a traumatic accident at work, PTSD could be the reason you’re having a hard time recovering. Your mental pain and suffering are equally significant to any physical injuries you’ve experienced. Your attorney will include all relevant damages in your claim value.

How PTSD Affects Your Life

The damages you incur from PTSD can be both economic and non-economic. Economic damages from PTSD may include medical expenses such as mental health therapy, medications, doctors’ visits, and possible hospitalization. You may also experience a loss of income from being out of work for long periods of time while in recovery.

PTSD will come with significant non-economic damages, which affect your emotional well-being and lifestyle. Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress will all be examined in your PTSD lawsuit and adequately calculated into your settlement amount.

Reach Out to a Houston PTSD Attorney

Managing the effects of PTSD can be a long and drawn-out process. Recovery won’t happen overnight, but when you have the financial means to get help, you’ll be better equipped to deal with your circumstances. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we’ll make sure that whoever caused your accident is held liable for the pain they’ve caused you.

To speak with a Houston PTSD lawyer about your case, schedule a free consultation by calling 214-522-9404 or by filling out the contact form below.