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Can I Sue for PTSD after a Car Accident?

Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can seriously impact your life. When your PTSD stems from a severe car accident you were involved in near Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against those responsible for your accident. Continue reading to learn more about how the impact of PTSD means you can pursue a civil claim and the various losses you may be able to recover. 

The Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After a Car Accident

PTSD can have a tremendous impact on your life. You may be unable to continue working, maintain relationships with your family and friends, and endure devastating emotional distress due to the symptoms of this condition. Some of the most common signs of PTSD include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Insomnia
  • Hostility
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Emotional detachment
  • Social isolation 
  • Extreme anxiety

When you are also unable to support yourself financially and cope with the other expenses you may have incurred due to your car accident, coping with PTSD can seem impossible. Fortunately, you may have legal options available to you if someone else is liable for your accident. 

Financial Compensation for Your Financial and Non-Financial Losses

The costs of being involved in a car accident can be astronomical. But when you are also suffering from PTSD, the odds can seem against you. Filing a civil claim may be the best way to recover the compensation you need to get through this difficult time in your life. Some of these losses could include:

  • Costs of repairing or replacing your damaged property
  • Loss of household services and child care costs
  • Medical expenses, equipment, and mental health counseling
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Diminished earning capacity and lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring or disfigurement

Get Help from a Boston Car Accident Lawyer

To learn more about how a Boston car accident lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC could help you get the most out of your personal injury claim, contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach our office by phone at 617-742-1170 or through the quick contact form at the bottom of this page. 

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