Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Attorney in Texas

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 PTSD, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an 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 represents 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, including:

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 relationships.

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!

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