Depression, Anxiety and PTSD after an Accident
It is not uncommon for psychological and emotional distress to occur in automobile accident or slip and fall victims. The distress, often referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, can last for days, months or years, and can make living life on a daily basis feel nearly impossible. At times, the stress can be compounded by the fact that other family members have also been injured in the accident. This can put stress on an entire family, including those who were not involved in the accident itself.
The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as: a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
If you are experiencing anxiety and depression as the result of a motor vehicle accident or in any other way, we want to help you. Preszler Injury Lawyers in Vancouver approaches every case with compassion and care, and we are dedicated to helping accident victims regain normalcy in their lives.
Our firm has successfully handled accident claims involving post-traumatic stress disorder, and we know what it takes to present a compelling case to the insurance company and the court, if necessary. We want to help you get the financial recovery you need to pay for your medical treatment and lost wages. Our initial review of your case is free, and you are under no obligation to hire our firm after receiving our professional opinion.
How can a Vancouver PTSD lawyer at Preszler Injury Lawyers help me?
While it can be challenging to relive the moments prior to and after your accident, it is critical in assessing the degree of your emotional trauma. When we seek compensation for your injuries, we have to do more than simply tell the insurance company you are experiencing emotional trauma. We have to prove it with medical evidence that illustrates exactly how the condition impacts your daily life.
A big part of our success lies in connecting you with a medical professional who thoroughly understands the far-reaching effects of PTSD. Then, once we have enough compelling evidence, we present your case to the insurance company and demand that you be compensated fairly for your injuries.
Will the insurance company believe I suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder?
Insurance companies can be hard on PTSD claims. Their dismissive view of these cases likely stems from a lack of medical evidence on behalf of claimants. This is why it is so critical to retain a lawyer who has had success with PTSD cases, work with the right doctors, and participate in your prescribed treatment.
How important is it for me to seek continued treatment for PTSD?
It is essential to obtain professional help if you experience anxiety or PTSD after an accident. The symptoms of PTSD can last for a long period of time if treatment is not sought. Mental health professionals can determine the best course of treatment for your depression, anxiety, or PTSD.
There are a number of different treatments used in this respect. These can include:
- Exposure Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Treatment by a Chronic Pain Specialist
No matter the treatment, the most important factor in the success of your claim is following your doctor’s orders. You may feel like you have up and down days, but you should continue with treatment until a doctor or therapist says you can stop. If you do not continue your treatment, the insurance company may view your claim skeptically. This could impact the value of your claim.
What does it cost to retain a lawyer at Preszler Injury Lawyers in Vancouver?
At Preszler Injury Lawyers in Vancouver, your initial consultation is 100 percent free. And you will never pay until we recover compensation for you. We do not charge upfront or retainer fees.
How soon should I file my claim?
The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim in British Columbia is two years from the date of the accident. It would be in your best interest to file your claim as soon as possible. Don’t delay. We need time to investigate and identify all parties who may have caused or contributed to your injury.
Call Us Today to Speak with a PTSD Lawyer for Free
Preszler Injury Lawyers can assist you in receiving fair compensation for your emotional distress. Our lawyers will ask the right questions to gather the evidence needed to maximize the value of your claim. It is what we do best. Call us today at 1-844-373-8202. And remember that your initial, no-obligation consultation is absolutely free.