Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Accident & Injury Attorney in Houston, Texas
Our Houston personal injury lawyer, Charles J. Argento, knows Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is quite common in people who have suffered significant injuries in vehicle collisions, dog bites and attacks, workplace accidents, industrial accidents, sexual assaults, and other criminal attacks caused by negligent security throughout Texas.
Our Harris County personal injury attorney also knows that when negligent incidents lead to immense mental anguish, our clients deserve the opportunity to pursue the person, party, or combination of parties that caused their PTSD, so they can get the help they need to take back control of their lives.
We can help, starting today by scheduling a free consultation.
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.
For example, if you were injured in a vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver in Texas, the crash and resulting injuries from the traumatizing event can cause fear, mental anguish, and pain and suffering that is consistent with PTSD.
Common symptoms of PTSD may include, but are not limited to:
- Angry outbursts.
- Avoiding people, places, and things that remind the victim of the event.
- Avoiding talking or thinking about the event.
- Being hyper-aroused, jittery, and on edge.
- Emotional distress and reactions to something that reminds the victim of the event.
- Feeling negative about oneself or others.
- Feeling numb.
- Feelings of guilt or shame.
- Feelings of hopelessness.
- Frightening thoughts.
- Inability to maintain close relationships.
- Lack of interest in activities that were once enjoyed.
- Memory problems.
- Nightmares and severe anxiety.
- Self-destructive behavior.
- Suicidal thoughts, tendencies, or attempts.
- Trouble concentrating.
- Trouble sleeping.
- Unable to have positive emotions.
- Uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
To be diagnosed with PTSD, an individual must have experienced symptoms for at least one month.
Depending on the onset and duration of symptoms, the three types of PTSD include:
- Acute PTSD: The duration of symptoms is less than three months.
- Chronic PTSD: The duration of symptoms is three months or longer.
- Delayed Onset PTSD: Six months separate the traumatic event and onset of symptoms.
If you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD because of an accident caused by negligence, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Houston today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
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What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue During a Texas PTSD Accident & Injury Claim?
When our Texas clients suffer PTSD after a personal injury accident, their lives are changed going forward.
While PTSD treatment may include extension behavioral, exposure, group, and other therapy with licensed mental healthcare providers, most experience a long road to recovery, which impedes their ability to work or enjoy the quality of life they once had.
Based on your unique injury and PTSD recovery needs, our personal injury lawyers in Houston may pursue the following types of compensation on your behalf:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of past and future wages
- Loss of wage-earning capacity
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
If you were injured and suffered PTSD after an accident caused by negligence in Texas, contact our experienced personal injury attorney in Houston at Charles J. Argento today to schedule a free consultation by calling (713) 225-5050 or by contacting us online.
Our law firm does not get paid until we obtain a settlement or verdict for your unique case.