Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Our Austin Injury Lawyers Represent Accident Victims Suffering from PTSD
In most personal injury cases, insurance companies focus almost exclusively
on the actual injuries that the victim has suffered. Little, if any, consideration
is given to the emotional impact the accident has made on the victim.
Any accident will cause some level of mental anguish, and, for many people,
the emotional scars never completely heal.
The emotional pain that people experience following a serious accident
is very real, and the victims' quality of life can suffer significantly
as a result. If you are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
as a result of an accident, you have the right to be compensated for your
suffering. Let The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC assist you in filing a claim.
If you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, you may be entitled
to compensation. Contact the Austin personal injury attorney at The Stewart
Law Firm, PLLC today to
request your FREE consultation.
Seeking Compensation for Emotional Trauma
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our personal injury lawyer in Austin represent
clients who have been injured in all types of serious accidents. We understand
the long-lasting emotional trauma victims can experience after an accident,
and we know how to quantify that trauma in a way that allows us to seek
full financial compensation on their behalf.
We represent clients who have suffered trauma from all types of accidents,
How PTSD Can Affect an Accident Victim’s Quality of Life
If you have been involved in a serious accident or experienced a traumatic
event, like sexual abuse, you may now be exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic
stress. Although the symptoms can vary, some of the most common side-effects
of PTSD include avoidance, feelings of numbness, reliving the event, or
sudden and uncontrollable bouts of anger.
As a result, PTSD can disrupt a victim’s life in several different
ways. In some cases, sufferers will turn to drugs or alcohol as a way
to cope with their feelings. Others will have difficulty finding or keeping
a job. Another common side effect is that victims will find it difficult
to connect with others, which can be particularly detrimental to romantic
Sadly, PTSD can have many damaging side effects, some of which include:
- Recurring thoughts and flashbacks of the traumatic event
- Avoidance of people and places that may trigger stress
- Symptoms of anxiety, including insomnia or hyperactivity
- Inability to connect with others, disrupting one’s relationships
- Difficulty finding and/or maintaining steady employment
Let The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Protect Your Rights
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we are passionate about safeguarding the
rights of wrongfully injured victims. We know that sometimes the most
difficult injuries to deal with are the ones that are invisible to the
human eye. If you are struggling with PTSD after being negligently injured,
our Austin personal injury attorney is here to help. We offer our services
on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay unless
we win. Call us now to learn more!