Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Oakland Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Lawyer
A car was traveling in the wrong lane down the highway at night. It hit our client’s motor home head on, flipped over and subsequently caught on fire. Our client, a physician, was uninjured. He ran to the other vehicle and did everything he could, but the driver of the other vehicle died of serious injury.
Weeks later, our client began experiencing nightmares and panic attacks so severe he was unable to work. Although he had no physical injuries arising from the accident, he suffered the psychological and emotional symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can take up to six months to develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Attorneys In Oakland
Handling traumatic events that may trigger PTSD:
- Violent personal assaults
- Witnessing someone being badly injured or killed
- Experiencing a fire, flood, or natural disaster
- Being involved in a life-threatening car accident or other types of vehicle crashes
Victims of dog attacks can suffer from significant emotional and mental anguish, especially children. In addition to serious burn injuries, victims of fiery accidents also endure many non-physical consequences of their harrowing ordeal.
Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may include:
- Panic attacks
- Nightmares or night sweats
- Trouble controlling emotions
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
- Difficulty sleeping
- Being easily startled
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a well-documented, recognized disorder with severe physical and mental symptoms. Unfortunately, many traumatic event victims don’t seek professional help for emotional concerns because of social stigmas regarding psychological counseling. Referral through a primary care physician can help. Understanding your injuries is crucial to your case. We can help.
Contacting A PTSD Attorney
If you or a loved one has developed PTSD because someone else was negligent, please contact David G. Smith, Attorney at Law, today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We will discuss how PTSD has affected your life and whether we may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the damages this insidious condition causes. Email us or call 510-893-3741 for help from an Oakland PTSD attorney today.