Proving Emotional Injury

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PTSD is Estimated to Effect Millions Worldwide

Believe it or not, the physical aspect of an injury is just half of the equation. In addition to severe injury, many victims suffer severe emotional trauma. While PTSD is commonly associated with soldiers, it also commonly manifests from accidents and other traumatic life events.   As a  recognized medical condition, PTSD can have lifelong adverse effects for which there is no known cure.

The Most Common Symptoms of PTSD

Following a catastrophic injury resulting from a traumatic event, victims cannot just jump back on the proverbial horse. The effects and symptoms of PTSD can be completely debilitating, and even with treatment, they can last a lifetime.

These are the most common and widespread symptoms of PTSD:

  • Sleep issues
  • Isolation
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Anxiety

As a injury attorney, I have seen first hand just how debilitating PTSD can be for my clients. The physical demands that often accompany rehabilitation seem to pale in comparison! The fear of re-occurrence, the avoidance of any reminders, constant nightmares and other psychological symptoms can take a severe toll on your mental health and well-being.

Prevalent, but Difficult to Prove

Any personal injury case can seem insurmountable without the help of an experienced attorney. Big insurance companies, hospitals and other defensive players have resources and financial means beyond what most individuals can fathom. As an experienced attorney, I have the financial means and the motivation to get you the justice you deserve. Even when negligence has clearly occurred, PTSD and emotional scars can be difficult to prove in court. Accompanying health issues, medications, medical treatments and symptoms all factor in to pursing a successful claim for PTSD as the result of a catastrophic injury. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident and has suffered irreparable physical and emotion tolls, contact me today.

As your Ohio personal injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
 
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.
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Proving Emotional Injury
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PTSD following a severe accident or medical mistake is very real but difficult to prove in court. This doesn't mean it cannot be proven. I have helped countless clients prove emotional distress and as a result, they have been compensated appropriately. You have a 0% chance of proving emotional distress or PTSD without the help of an experienced lawyer. It is imperative to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
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