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Can You Develop PTSD from a Car Accident? 

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Car accidents can leave permanent scars, but not all those scars are physical. Sometimes, you may suffer from mental disorders, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This condition can cause severe effects following a frightening, dangerous event. 

So, can you develop PTSD from a car accident? Many people may be worried that they don’t have a severe enough condition or grounds for a lawsuit. Your car accident lawyer may have the tools you need to get compensated for PTSD. 

PTSD after a Car Accident

PTSD is a mental condition sometimes caused by a traumatic event. Even seeing something traumatic can cause a reaction that affects your fight-or-flight response. You may feel afraid, suffer flashbacks, or have difficulty sleeping. Many people also experience physical symptoms. 

After a Milwaukee car accident, you may develop PTSD that affects your ability to move on following the accident. You may already be avoiding driving, or you may have nightmares about the car accident. These symptoms can affect your quality of life and your ability to return to normal things you once enjoyed following the accident. 

Because of this, you may need to file a Milwaukee car accident lawsuit if you developed PTSD after your car accident. You may have grounds to seek compensation that covers not only your financial losses but your emotional and mental suffering, too. 

Getting Compensation for Your Milwaukee Car Accident

Suing for car accidents where you developed PTSD can be more difficult than other car accident lawsuits. PTSD is a complex condition, and it’s not one that leaves physical scars on you. Even if you weren’t injured, though, you may have grounds to seek compensation for your PTSD. 

For example, PTSD can leave you with economic damages, or losses caused by the accident. Your condition may make it impossible to work, since you may be unable to drive, sleep, or overcome the intense emotions PTSD can cause. 

You may also receive non-economic damages for the intangible suffering you’ve gone through. You may need a Wisconsin lawyer’s guidance to calculate your non-economic damages and seek out compensation that covers your suffering. 

Seek Out a Milwaukee Car Accident Attorney for PTSD Compensation

After a serious car accident, PTSD may become another part of your life. You may need therapy and treatment for this condition for years after the accident, and, worse, the at-fault party likely won’t want to pay. The good news is, your lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help with that. 

We understand how hard it can be to act on a Milwaukee car accident lawsuit when you’re suffering physically and mentally. We also understand that you may not have the resources or tools to seek out the compensation you’re due. That’s why we offer free consultations—we want our clients to receive the maximum compensation they’re owed. 

Ready to work with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer and seek compensation for your PTSD-related damages? Reach out by calling 414-271-7007 or by completing our online contact form below.