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November 13, 2019

San Antonio PTSD Lawyer

If you’re suffering from PTSD after a traumatic accident and you believe someone else’s negligence was the cause of that accident, contact a PTSD attorney in San Antonio to hold the liable parties accountable and seek the compensation you need to recover. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be difficult to explain because it’s not a physical injury. However, mental disorders such as PTSD can be just as detrimental to a victim’s life as a physical injury. In fact, PTSD is known to cause both physical and emotional distress.

When someone’s negligence results in an accident and the victim of that accident is diagnosed with PTSD, the negligent party should have to pay for any damage done. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we support survivors of PTSD and we’ll do our best to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve. If you’re one of these survivors, a San Antonio PTSD lawyer can help you file a lawsuit. 

Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress can begin as soon as your accident occurs, but it may also begin months after the fact. Some commons signs of PTSD include experiencing frightening flashbacks of the incident, having nightmares, anxiety or depression associated with the incident, or emotional distress due to reminders of the incident. 

When PTSD is in its most severe form, victims may even experience suicidal thoughts and be unable to function normally in society. Hospitalization may be required for victims to handle the thoughts that haunt them each day. Costs associated with PTSD recovery will go toward medication, mental health, and doctors’ visits. 

Incidents That Can Bring About PTSD

When most people think of PTSD, they think about veterans of war. However, PTSD can also be caused by incidents such as car accidents, severe dog bites, product defect accidents, abuse, medical malpractice, work-related accidents, and witnessing or being involved in violent attacks. Any traumatic accident that inflicts fear in a victim can result in PTSD. 

How to Recover Compensation for PTSD

In order to recover compensation for PTSD, you’ll need to prove that you’re experiencing PTSD symptoms which can be done by showing medical records from your doctor. Then, you’ll need to prove negligence on behalf of the party that caused the accident. 

If you’re suffering from PTSD because you were in a car accident, then the party that caused the car accident can be held liable for your diagnosis. Once a defendant can be named in your case, your attorney will examine all of your damages, which includes economic and non-economic damages. 

Your medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, and any property damages can be included, as well as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact a San Antonio PTSD Attorney

Our goal at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP is to assist victims of PTSD by making sure others see how serious this disorder can be. Just because PTSD isn’t a physical injury doesn’t mean its side effects aren’t equally as significant. If you’d like to speak with a San Antonio PTSD lawyer about your experience, fill out the contact form below or call 214-522-9404 to schedule a free consultation.