When you encounter a car accident in Arizona, physical injuries and financial losses are not the only kind of damage that you suffer from. There are multiple other consequences, a major one of which is psychological and mental trauma. Studies clearly show that people who come across car accidents are at high risk of developing psychological issues mainly PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
According to officials at NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), a significant percentage of 39% are at the risk of such mental and psychological traumas and issues, most prominent among which is PTSD. So in such a situation where you or your loved ones come across a car accident in Arizona which is someone else’s fault, like physical and material damage, psychological and mental damage can also be compensated according to the law. Nevertheless, proving these sorts of injuries may be more challenging, and the law may limit your ability to obtain non-economic recompense. So we highly recommend that you contact one of our highly experienced car accident lawyers in such a situation.
Symptoms of PTSD After a Car Accident in Arizona:
Before digging in, first, we need to understand PTSD and what are the symptoms that will indicate that you’re suffering from it. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological ailment that impacts persons who have encountered or undergone a terrible incident or accident or serious injury. PTSD can be caused and triggered by violence, terror activities, and even a gunshot. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms, etc. which are natural events can potentially trigger PTSD as well.
The most common problem with PTSD in car accidents is that people usually believe that PTSD is not caused by car accidents or any other events that do not involve death or a huge disaster. This is not true. Any serious auto accident can almost always result in the development of PTSD in the sufferers and it will only get worse over time if not correctly diagnosed and treated timely. Some of the common symptoms of PTSD that are observed in the victims are listed below.
- Sleep disturbance
- Re-living the trauma
- Feelings of detachment
- And others which are not very obvious
Difficulties of Claiming Compensation for PTSD:
PTSD is a mental and psychological disorder and unlike physical and financial damage it is not visible to the eye. In case of physical damage and material losses, people may more easily envisage the consequences. As a result, establishing the value of a PTSD claim can be challenging. This makes it difficult to prove to the companies and other parties how the accident has severely impacted mental and psychological health and the life of the person suffering. So although it is possible to file a claim for this it’s very tough to prove and demonstrate. However, this in no way means that it is impossible to get compensation for PTSD. The key is to build a strong case of your situation with solid pieces of evidence that support your stance and the assistance of a strong, qualified, and experienced legal team that will advocate for you.
So when you’re filing a claim make sure that you don’t solely rely on a medical practitioner’s diagnosis because that will not be enough and chances are that the other party will contest the diagnosis and a greater proof than a doctor’s diagnosis may be required. Apart from that, you will need to give strong proof that demonstrates that you are suffering from PTSD and it has seriously impacted your life. You must also strongly establish and demonstrate the fact that your PTSD was caused directly by the car accident in Arizona or that the event had a role in your development of PTSD in some way.
We’d strongly recommend that before filing a claim it is favorable for you to speak with one of our expert lawyers about your case so that they can advise you on your legal choices.
Don’t go through this tough process of PTSD claim alone if you feel you have a valid claim after a car accident in Arizona. You’ll need the assistance of an experienced vehicle accident lawyer who can help you build a solid case for you that will ensure that you get the compensation that you or your loved one deserves. It is possible to get a PTSD auto accident payout, but you will need a powerful legal representative or team by your side to get you through this long process. Our law firm has vast experience in helping car accident victims suffering from PTSD and has been successful in aiding them to get the right amount of compensation they deserve. We give free consultation to discuss your options so get in touch today.