Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Caused by a Car Accident
More than three million people are involved in car accidents each year in the United States. Approximately 10 to 45 percent of those seriously injured will later develop symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you believe that you are suffering from this disorder, you should contact an Orange County personal injury attorney as you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Although it is normal to have feelings of nervousness, shock, and anger after being involved in a car accident, in some situations, these feelings may evolve into Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you should consider being evaluated for PTSD:
- Trouble concentrating
- Insomnia, especially if you were a sound sleeper prior to the accident
- Persistent reminiscent of the facts of the accident
- Fear of driving or riding in a car
- Irritability or unusual anger
- Avoidance of people, places or other circumstances associated with your trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder can arise in different ways for different individuals. Moreover, it can develop hours, days, weeks or even years after your car accident. Even if you develop certain symptoms immediately after the collision, it is common that you may develop new symptoms much later.
What Should I Do?
If you develop symptoms of PTSD, you should seek immediate medical attention in order to avoid significant consequences on other aspects of your life. Additionally, you should consult with your Orange County personal injury attorney about the possibility of suffering from this disorder to make sure you are properly compensated for your mental and emotional sufferings and all costs associated with your treatment.
Call Us Today!
If you or a loved is suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of a car accident, you should call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys.