Accidents and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A serious accident can cause many injuries, both physical and emotional. One potential consequence of a catastrophic event is the development of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. PTSD is a psychological disorder that occurs after periods of intense trauma or distress and can be quite debilitating depending on the severity of the disorder.

PTSD often requires extensive psychological treatment and sometimes medication. If you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD after suffering from a serious injury caused by another person’s negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation for losses such as these. Contact Your Iowa Lawyers at (515) 705-0233 today for more information on how this disorder may pertain to your personal injury lawsuit.

The Symptoms of PTSD

The symptoms of PTSD generally develop several months after the initial traumatic event. They can persist for months or even years without treatment. These symptoms include:

  • Frequent flashbacks to the accident (These are often very vivid images.)
  • Amnesia related to the accident
  • Upsetting dreams and nightmares
  • Agoraphobia
  • Hopelessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability or anger outbursts that cannot be controlled
  • Difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep throughout the night

PTSD is a serious disorder that should be addressed as soon as symptoms occur. If it is left untreated, sufferers may develop secondary conditions such as substance abuse or even suicidal thoughts.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has developed PTSD after a serious accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.

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