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Ask a Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer: Can an Accident Cause PTSD?

When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder, your mind may immediately associate this condition with our heroes serving in the military.  They see and hear things during their time serving our country that are sometimes so impactful that they struggle to cope and heal once they return home to live a normal civilian life.  What many people don’t know is that PTSD can be present after an accident as well, and if this has happened to you or a loved one, you may need to reach out to a Maryland personal injury lawyer.

PTSD Defined

PTSD is defined as follows, by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):

“Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition occurring after some traumatic event. It is commonly associated with individuals who have served in the military. However, it can develop from a wide range of incidents, including car accidents.”

Car accident victims, especially those who have been injured in the car accident, often suffer from PTSD because they were so profoundly affected by their accident.  This experience can also occur in other common accident scenarios, such as pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, hit and run accidents, scooter accidents, and many more.

Symptoms of PTSD

A person who is suffering from PTSD can have just one or all of the following symptoms, which can include:

  • Sleep Problems
  • Feelings of Detachment
  • Irritability
  • Consistent Thoughts of Fear
  • Consistent Recollections of The Traumatic Event

Can I Sue For PTSD?

If the negligence of another individual caused you an injury and you are now suffering from some or all of the PTSD symptoms listed above, your qualified Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer may be able to seek compensation for your PTSD as part of your fair and reasonable settlement.  PTSD is very real, and if you are suffering from this condition, you need to seek help from a medical professional, and from your Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer as well.

How Do I Find a PTSD Lawyer?

You will need a Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer who will represent you particular laws surrounding your case.  Be sure to do a thorough review of the lawyer you are considering, because you need to find one who has experience in handling cases involving a PTSD claim and personal injury law with an excellent reputation as well as an in-depth knowledge of the particular laws surrounding your case.

You should also seek a lawyer who will provide a FREE consultation.  That is precisely what you will find with The Lapidus Law Firm.  Call us today to get started at (301) 605-4296.  Your PTSD is very real and you don’t have to suffer without hope of compensation.

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