Posttraumatic stress disorder results from a traumatic event where you feel that you are helpless or in immense danger. That is why many war veterans and crime victims experience this condition.
Some of the PTSD symptoms include flashbacks of the auto accident, nightmares, emotional numbness, anger, sleep problems and trouble with concentration. People suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder may start to avoid activities they once enjoyed and may have difficulty maintaining close relationships. PTSD has even led some people to become abusers of drugs or alcohol
There are treatment options available for PTSD, so if you think you may be experiencing the symptoms or that a loved one may be suffering, you should get prompt medical attention.
Posttraumatic stress disorder is a very real injury that can result from a car accident or motorcycle accident. If you have developed this disorder and the crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation. Contact an Ormond Beach accident attorney at Johnson & Gilbert at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890 for legal advice.
Be sure to read the article, A Car Accident Can Trigger Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, for more information on this topic.