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Personal Injury Compensation for PTSD

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in .

Dealing with an accident or traumatic event is difficult on its own, especially if you were injured. Medical care and repairs are expensive, and there’s often an emotional toll. Unfortunately, your emotional toll might be especially serious, and it’s affecting your life.

Those with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, are often the victims of frightening, painful events. A car crash, assault, or other injury can leave you feeling afraid and unsafe, which affects all other parts of your life. You need to know how to recover personal injury compensation for PTSD, but that can be difficult.

If you’re struggling with your compensation, break your damages down into two main areas: economic and non-economic damages. Knowing what you’re owed and proving those damages will be key to getting the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

Seeking Economic Damages

In most accidents, you might be thinking about the financial losses first. While PTSD victims experience many intangible damages, the economic losses you’ve suffered should also be compensated.

These damages cover the financial toll of your suffering. For PTSD victims, this means that any medical treatment you receive for your condition should be covered in your compensation. For example, you might be receiving therapy, or maybe you’re taking medication to ease the effects of PTSD.

Be sure that you include these expenses in your claim, as well as future expenses you know about or can estimate now. For example, if you’ll need future treatment for your condition, your lawyer will help you estimate those expenses, too.

PTSD and Non-Economic Damages

When you’ve suffered from PTSD, it’s often the non-economic damages that will affect you most. Unfortunately, they’ll also be the more difficult damages to calculate because they’re intangible. As such, you’ll need an attorney to help you calculate these damages based on the severity and impact of your suffering.

For example, you might have been in a car crash, and now you feel anxious and frightened when you’re behind the wheel. You might experience flashbacks or other severe symptoms, making it difficult or impossible to drive. If you live or work in a place where driving is important or necessary, this could have a major impact on your life.

These damages can be complex, but a lawyer can help you prepare for them. With the right resources, you can find the right worth for your claim and ideally recover completely.

Recover Compensation with an Attorney’s Help

Dealing with a personal injury is already difficult, and it may be more so when that injury leaves you struggling with PTSD. This condition can be difficult to live with, which could leave you struggling for years if you don’t seek help. You deserve compensation for your suffering.

If you’re unsure how to recover personal injury compensation for your PTSD, you’ll need a lawyer from HawkLaw, PA on your side. You need legal guidance, and we want to help you get the results you need. Starting with a free consultation*, we’ll help you fight back for your claim.

Ready to get started? Reach out for help in getting compensation for your PTSD. We can be reached by calling 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or by completing the online form below.

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Written By John D. Hawkins

John David Hawkins is the Founder and Owner of HawkLaw. He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Focusing on litigation, Mr. Hawkins is experienced handling Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law matters.

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