Post Traumatic Stress Disorder most commonly referred to as PTSD is normally associated with serious stressful events like an Earthquake or Hurricane. However, PTSD is a very common byproduct of a car or motorcycle accident.
Auto accidents are one of the most commonly overlooked sources of psychological trauma. A car accident can be a life altering and traumatic event for everyone involved. While it may affect each person differently it can leave lasting physical and emotional marks. Unfortunately, it is common for people to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
If you are experiencing shock, anger, guilt, shame, anxiety, headaches, nightmares, insomnia, confusion and flashbacks, our attorneys can help guide you through this difficult time. After an accident, it is important to give yourself time to recover. Ask your family and friends for any support you may need. For additional support, seeking therapists and other counselors to ease the emotional strain of getting behind the wheel again may also prove to beneficial. We know how life altering and consuming flashbacks and anxiety about the accident can be and are here to help. If you or a loved one is having trouble emotionally or physically recovering from a car crash or other personal injury related trauma, our Law Office of Arash Khorsandi can help.
One of the toughest parts of PTSD as it relates to car accidents is the lack of physical manifestation of symptoms. This means that the symptoms that are usually associated with a car accident are not usually talked about as PTSD. However, the correct psychologist or psychiatrist can properly diagnose someone involved in an accident so that they can get the appropriate treatment before its too late. Diagnosis of PTSD is the key to treating and resolving it. Unfortunately, most PTSD cases are left undiagnosed and untreated and the long term effects of the disorder doesn’t usually manifest until years and years later.