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PTSD After Car Accidents

Physical injuries are very hard to overcome, but in some cases, it’s the emotional wounds that leave our clients with lifelong challenges. Here at Morici, Longo & Associates, we have represented many clients who have struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being injured in serious accidents. PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that is caused by a traumatic event. A serious car accident is often times a predecessor for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Our firm believes that accident victims should be compensated for the physical and emotional damages they suffer at the hands of negligent people. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, the time is now to contact our firm. You may be owed compensation for economic damages including your medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages for your physical and emotional pain and suffering resulting in a diagnosis of PTSD.

Call our Chicago personal injury law firm at (312) 779-0366 to get started with a complimentary, risk-free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

What are the Symptoms of PTSD?

No one disputes that injuries like herniated discs and broken bones are real and very painful injuries, but it isn’t always easy to see the painful scars of the mind that can result from terrifying accidents. PTSD can severely impact a person's life, making it difficult to overcome the memories of the traumatic event.

Some of the most serious and disturbing symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Night terrors
  • Flashbacks
  • Insomnia or nightmares
  • Severe anxiety
  • Depression
  • Heightened reactivity to stimuli
  • Avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma

These symptoms typically happen right after a traumatic event occurs; however, if they last for more than a month, PTSD will usually be diagnosed.

What to Do After a PTSD Diagnosis

PSTD is primarily treated with psychotherapy sessions with a psychologist or psychiatrist and medications. At Morici, Longo & Associates, our Chicago personal injury lawyers work closely with the best medical institutions in Chicago, including The University of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and RUSH.

If you have been diagnosed with PTSD due to a traumatic Chicago car accident, please contact our firm at (312) 779-0366 to request your free case review. We’re here to help you get through this challenging time.