Protect Your Legal Rights When Afflicted with Truck Accident PTSD
Hire a Fighter from the Legal Team at The Doan Law Firm
Physical injuries in the aftermath of a commercial truck accident can be
profound. Indeed, many people who are the victims of commercial truck
accidents end up suffering from truly debilitating physical injuries.
With that said, following a big rig accident, a person can also face profound
issues of emotional distress and mental anguish, particularly post traumatic
stress syndrome. The legal team at The Doan Law Office at (800) 349-0000
represents clients suffering from truck accident post traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD Stemming From a Truck Accident
Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a prime example of a mental
health disorder that can rise as a the result of a commercial truck accident.
PTSD is a serious mental health condition that potentially can develop
in the aftermath of an individual experienced a traumatic event. Typically,
the nature of the event was such that the individual experienced physical
harm, or ran the risk of experience serious physical injury because of
the incident in question.
Accidents involving large commercial trucks are prime examples of the type
of incident than can give rise to PTSD. The stark reality of a commercial
truck collision with an automobile is that the driver and any passengers
in the car are highly likely to face serious injuries. A collision between
a big rig and an automobile can be positively terrifying.
The consequences of PTSD include a person experiencing a gambit of emotions
that include shock, anger, nervousness, fear, and even guilt. Although
any individual can experience some, or all, if these emotions in the aftermath
of a significant life event, a person ultimately diagnosed with PTSD faces
these issues in a markedly different way.
A person who has a healthier response to emotions like shock, anger, nervousness,
fear, and even guilt sees them fade over time. On the other hand, a person
who ends up diagnosed with PTSD not only experiences no dissipation of
these emotions, but faces an increase in their severity over time. Medical
experts classify an individual of suffering from PTSD following a semi-truck
accident is he or she experiences these types of emotions for longer than
one month, and the intensity of these emotions is increasing over that
Claim for Compensation for Truck Accident PTSD
A person involved in truck accident caused by the negligence of another
party typically can make a claim for compensation to address emotional
distress and psychological issues. A truck accident lawyer from The Doan
Law Firm has the skillset and tenacity necessary to pursue a claim on
behalf of a client who suffers emotional distress, or psychological harm,
in the aftermath of a truck accident.
A key element in making a claim for compensation for truck accident PTSD
is developing the evidence necessary to support such a claim. At the heart
of developing evidence to support a claim for PTSD is the assistance of
a reputable expert with a specialization in the field of diagnosing and
treating patients afflicted with PTSD.
A truck accident lawyer from the legal team at The Doan Law Firm has access
to experts who can provide vital support in the development of a claim
for compensation for truck accident PTSD.
Another important element in making a claim for PTSD truck accident compensation
is addressing future losses. The troubling reality of post traumatic stress
syndrome is the fact that many individuals can suffering from PTSD for
years, or even a lifetime, in the aftermath of a commercial truck accident.
A tenacious lawyer from our legal team will be committed to ensuring that
you obtain compensation for all your current or existing losses. A truck
accident lawyer from The Doan Law Office will also fight tirelessly to
ensure that you obtain appropriate compensation for losses that you reasonably
can be expected to face into the future, including losses associated with PTSD.
Examples of future losses you may face because of truck accident PTSD include:
- ongoing psychological care and treatment
- lost wages
- PTSD-associated mental anguish and emotional distress
- lost opportunities
Retain a Doan Law Firm Truck Accident Lawyer
You can schedule an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm truck accident
lawyer any time, day or night, by calling our personal injury hotline
at (800) 349-0000. There is no charge for an initial consultation. In
fact, The Doan Law Firm charges no fee in a truck accident case unless
we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you in your case.