To find out how to obtain compensation for PTSD, partner with a Baton Rouge PTSD attorney.
Accidents can leave you with more than just physical injuries, but the mental suffering and distress you experience may go untreated or even unacknowledged. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and finding the help you need is paramount to living a healthy life.
A Baton Rouge PTSD lawyer with Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers can help. We can evaluate your personal injury claim and let you know how much compensation you can recover for your mental suffering and anxiety.
Don’t ignore your mental health. Get the legal help you need today.
What Is PTSD?
After a terrifying experience like a serious accident, you may suffer both physically and mentally. For example, if you were injured in a car crash, the event may play over and over in your mind, causing stress, anxiety, and even increased heart rate and blood pressure.
When those symptoms become a pattern, a medical professional might diagnose PTSD. The following are some of the common symptoms used to identify PTSD:
Inability to sleep (insomnia)
Flashbacks or recurring dreams of the traumatic accident or event
Avoidance of or withdrawal from situations that remind you of the trauma
Common Causes of PTSD
In the past, many believed that only veterans could suffer from PTSD as a result of the horrors they had seen in combat. While those who have served our country often face PTSD, we now understand that anyone can suffer from emotional trauma when exposed to a terrifying or traumatic incident.
There’s really no set definition of what kind of event can cause serious emotional trauma, so it will vary from one person to another. But here is a basic list of events and accidents that could cause you to suffer from PTSD:
Any of the above events could lead to PTSD, especially if your experience was particularly jarring or traumatic. Your Baton Rouge emotional trauma attorney can build a case for why you should be compensated for your PTSD, along with all the other damages you have suffered.
Reach Out to a Baton Rouge PTSD Attorney
PTSD can destroy your ability to live a normal, happy life. But if you have PTSD because of an accident that someone else’s negligent actions caused, you may be able to seek financial justice.
The attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers know how seriously PTSD can affect your life, and we’re ready to help you with your claim for compensation. To schedule a free consultation with a Baton Rouge PTSD lawyer, give us a call at 225-387-2323. You may also get in touch via the online contact form below.