Suffering from PTSD
You may be able to claim compensation
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a serious mental health condition that’s set off by a traumatic event. According to the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, 30% of men develop full-blown PTSD after having served in a war. Among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, 13% was suffering from PTSD. It’s not just war veterans that suffer from PTSD. For non-war related PTSD cases, it was found that 10% of the US women and 4% of US men suffer from PTSD in their lifetimes.
PTSD can incur massive medical bills along with severe personal suffering. If you are suffering from PTSD due to an accident or traumatic event you may be able to claim compensation for damages suffered. But how do you even begin to quantify the emotional and mental anguish of PTSD? An expert personal injury lawyer will be able to help you with that. But before you can claim compensation, you first need to convince the juror of the extent of your pain suffering from PTSD. This takes us to our next point.
File a personal injury complaint with an expert witness
Suffering from PTSD may be sufficient grounds on which to file a personal injury case to claim back compensation after an accident or injury. However, you will need an expert witness on the stand to help you make your case. This is because the specifics of PTSD are not fully understood by the average juror, and the court needs to make sure that the jury fully understands the implications of PTSD. The expert witness will explain the signs and symptoms of PTSD.