Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD is a serious anxiety disorder that occurs when someone has been exposed to a truly frightening and traumatic event. Many people associate PTSD exclusively with those who have served in the military and witnessed battle, yet the reality is that anyone can suffer from PTSD. Emergency workers, including doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, and paramedics all come into contact with violent and traumatic situations - and they are particularly prone to PTSD. Victims of crime or those who are involved in terrible accidents can also suffer from the condition - and many fail to seek the help they need.
The California personal injury attorneys at Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C. have extensive experience handling PTSD cases. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients throughout California. Contact us now for a free consultation by calling (800) 820-1111 or contact us online.
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD can develop up to six months after the triggering event, which may include:
- Violent personal assault
- Sexual assault
- Dog attack
- Witnessing someone being badly injured or killed
- Being involved in a failed life-saving attempt
- Experiencing a fire, flood, or other natural disaster
- Being involved in a life-threatening car accident or other types of vehicle crashes.
PTSD typically begins with virtually no warning, and may include all or some of the following symptoms:
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Isolating oneself from other people
- Feeling on guard or irritable
- Becoming aggressive or violent
- Startling easily
- Panic attacks
- Nightmares or night sweats
- Trouble controlling emotions
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
- Difficulty sleeping.
While some cases of PTSD occur as a result of natural disasters, or other situations in which no one is to blame, others happen because of negligence. Witnessing or being involved in a truly traumatizing car accident is one example. Your child suffering from nightmares after a neighbor fails to properly contain a dangerous dog is another. When PTSD is the result of a preventable situation, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
However, insurance companies are often reluctant to pay for PTSD claims, or will try to offer a minimal claim that doesn't begin to cover your damages. You need the help of an experienced attorney familiar with PTSD claims, who will understand how to prepare your case, including detailed evidence and testimony from qualified experts. An effective case will establish how your life has been impacted by the trauma, and what personal costs you have suffered. A successful PTSD personal injury claim won't reverse your trauma, but it may help to secure therapy, pay your bills, and ensure that your life can eventually get back on track.
The California personal injury attorneys at Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C. have extensive experience in PTSD cases. We have successfully represented thousands of clients throughout Los Angeles County and all of California.
We work hard to ensure that our clients recover lost wages, receive compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and get the full range of the medical attention they need. Contact us now for a free consultation with a PTSD lawyer by calling (800) 820-1111 or contact us online.