Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims
Let a Lafayette, LA Personal Injury Lawyer Fight for You
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.
Contact our firm online
or call (337) 660-2699 today to discuss your situation in further detail.
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
If We Do Not Win, You Do Not Pay
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 23 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.
Schedule a free case evaluation
today to find out more about how our firm can help.