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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims

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Serious accidents such as vehicle collisions, burns, and construction accidents can cause victims to suffer considerable psychological distress, oftentimes lasting long after their physical injuries have healed. The traumatic experience of living through a horrific accident – particularly those involving loss of limb or the death of another party – can haunt a person for months if not years after the incident, requiring extensive counselling and therapy to help them cope with everyday life. If you or a loved one have developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or another psychological ailment following an accident caused by another party’s carelessness, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your suffering. At Duck Law Firm, LLC, our knowledgeable Lafayette, Louisiana personal injury attorney can help you file a civil claim against the responsible parties and maximize your chances of securing every penny of your entitled compensation.

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Common signs of PTSD

PTSD is a disorder that afflicts individuals who have lived through a shocking, life-threatening, or otherwise dangerous event. While many people’s “fight-or-flight” response will wear off after they have evaded danger, people with PTSD continue to feel intense stress or fear long after the initial stimulus – even if they are not in any real danger. Doctors may diagnose a patient with PTSD if they experience certain symptoms for a period of at least one month following a catastrophic event.

Symptoms of PTSD are classified into the following categories:

1.Re-experiencing symptoms: Flashbacks, nightmares, and frightening thoughts

2.Avoidance symptoms: Staying away from reminders of their experience, emotional vacancy, feelings of guilt, difficulty remembering the event, or being uninterested in activities they used to enjoy

3.Arousal and reactivity symptoms: Easily alarmed, constant on-the-edge feeling, insomnia, and easily-triggered outbursts of anger

4.Cognition and mood symptoms: Difficulty remembering the traumatic event, self-deprecating thoughts or newfound pessimism towards the world, feelings of guilt or blame

Children and teens may sometimes to react differently than adults. Younger children may display symptoms such as bed-wetting after being trained to use the toilet, unexplained silence, clinginess towards parents or adults, or a tendency to act out the event during play. Adolescents are more likely to have guilt-ridden thoughts or develop disruptive behaviors.

Compensation for PTSD Victims

If you have developed PTSD after a traumatic event caused by another party’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a legal claim against the responsible parties in pursuit of monetary damages for your medical costs, lost wages from time away from work, and emotional distress.

We can help you seek compensation for PTSD resulting from a variety of incidents, including:

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At Duck Law Firm, LLC, we have helped over a thousand clients suffering from physical injuries and mental injuries, including PTSD. Why choose our firm over another firm ? We care. We go the extra mile. We are committed to doing everything within our power to help you get through this difficult time. With more than 21 years of dedicated legal experience, our Lafayette personal injury lawyers can walk you step-by-step through the process of filing a claim and use our invaluable knowledge to give you the edge in your pursuit of justice. Best of all, we only accept cases on a contingency fee bases. We will never make more than you do, and you will not owe us a dime unless we are successful on your behalf.

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