What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
September 15, 2008
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is a form of anxiety that may develop after exposure to a sudden, terrifying event in which physical harm occurs or is threatened. Individuals who suffer from serious injuries as a result of being in a traumatic accident such as a train crash or a fatal auto or trucking accident typically experience some level of PTSD in addition to any physical injuries.
You should contact the experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn if you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or were involved in a traumatic experience and are showing one or more of the following PTSD symptoms:
- Social withdrawal
- Feelings of detachment or numbness
- Avoiding talking about the event or injury
- Intense feelings of depressions or sadness
- Chronic pain that is unrelated to the injury
- Exaggerated startle response
- Problems sleeping
- Disorganized behavior
What causes PTSD?
PTSD is triggered by traumatic events such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Personal assaults
- Train wrecks
- Fatal auto or trucking accidents
- Plane crashes
- Military combat
- Dog bites/ attacks
- Devastating natural disasters
- Sudden loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another
How a personal injury attorney can help?
A qualified personal injury attorney with experience in defending individuals suffering from PTSD will be able to thoroughly evaluate your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn have been aggressively representing victims of physical and emotional injury for more than 30 years. They have successfully defended victims in serious personal injury and PTSD lawsuits such as victims of the 2002 Placentia Metrolink crash and other devastating, life changing accidents.
If you or someone you love has suffered from serious personal injuries or PTSD due to the negligence of another, you should contact Aitken * Aitken * Cohn immediately to ensure your legal rights are protected. Our personal injury attorneys understand the intensity of PTSD and will be able to help guide you through this emotional experience.