Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Attorneys in NY

Compensation for PTSD After an Accident

Following a traumatic experience, some people may develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may cause severe anxiety. This disorder can interfere with every aspect of the victim's life, including their emotions, physical and cognitive states, employment, and relationships with others. If an individual's experience with PTSD was caused by another party's negligence, a law suit may be filed. If you or a loved one has suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of another party's negligence please contact the PTSD attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP.

Any number of traumatic or life-threatening situations may cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The following is a short list of events that could spur PTSD:

  • Violent assault
  • Natural disaster - earthquake, flood, tornado
  • Air plane crash
  • Rape
  • Act of terrorism
  • Abuse
  • Serving in the military during war
  • Robbery/mugging
  • Witnessing a murder

The individual suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is diagnosed after living with the symptoms for a period of more than one month. The symptoms of this disorder go beyond the typical stress-related characteristics, and the following are a few examples:

  • Flashbacks of the event
  • Nightmares
  • Lack of emotions
  • Overwhelming emotions
  • Severe depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Incapacitating anxiety
  • Strong feelings of guilt

The anniversary of the frightening event may be extremely painful for the individual and can bring on the symptoms of PTSD. Things that remind the individual of the event may also bring on the symptoms. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects the individual, family members, and friends.

Speak with our NY Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of another party's negligence please contact a New York injury lawyer at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP.

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