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Can I Sue for PTSD?

One of the lesser-mentioned impacts of being involved in an accident is the emotional toll. For many, it can lead to significant losses, as well as a diminished quality of life. 

Dealing with PTSD in particular can feel debilitating. Fortunately, if someone else was the author of your emotional scaring due to their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation—whether economic or non-economic in nature. 

Wondering if you can sue for PTSD? Read on to find out how a personal injury lawyer can help. 

Considerations for Legal Remedies with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder—or PTSD—is a psychiatric disorder that impacts the survivors or victims of a traumatic experience. There are many types of traumatic experiences that can cause you to suffer from PTSD. For example, PTSD is a common affliction among many troops who return home from overseas combat. 

But not only soldiers experience PTSD. Accident victims and the survivors of certain acts can also suffer from post-traumatic stress, such as sexual assault victims, car accident victims, and others. 

Fortunately, the law opens an avenue for civil remedies for those people who take action against the responsible parties. Filing a claim against the person or entity responsible for your losses could allow you to recover economic and non-economic damages. 

As it pertains to PTSD, the losses you can suffer may be either economic or non-economic in nature. For example, a PTSD diagnosis post-accident could require a serious investment on your part for professional resources, such as psychiatric care, emotional therapy, or related treatments. Similarly, PTSD could lead to a loss of income for those who are unable to continue working. 

Because the two above examples directly impact your financial situation, they are considered economic losses. But because emotional losses can impact your life in less direct ways, you may also be compensated financially for the incalculable scars that someone else’s negligence has caused. These are called non-economic damages, and they can increase the size of your potential settlement. 

How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help

So, can you sue for PTSD? The answer is yes. If you’re thinking about taking civil action, however, consulting an experienced personal injury attorney should be seriously considered. 

Not only do lawyers take care of things like investigating the facts of your case and filing the necessary paperwork, they can also help you increase your chances of securing the maximum compensation available to you. 

A lawyer can use their specific knowledge to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company, so that the size of your settlement accurately reflects the losses that your PTSD has caused. 

Contact a Trusted Lawyer Today

Have you been injured in an accident or intentional act? Are you suffering from PTSD? Let an experienced lawyer from The Nye Law Group help you get the compensation you deserve. 

Call 912-200-5230 or fill out the form below to contact a lawyer today. 

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