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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that often occurs after a person is involved in or witnesses a terrifying event. While PTSD commonly develops in soldiers who serve a tour of duty during wartime, there are many other events that could result in this condition.
After a traumatic incident, you will most likely experience strong emotional responses. This is completely normal and should not be cause for concern. However, in some instances this emotional reaction is stronger than what would normally be expected and can result in significant pain and suffering. This is a sign that you may have post-traumatic stress disorder, and it is important for you to seek medical treatment immediately.
If you or a loved one has developed post-traumatic stress disorder after an accident caused by the negligence of another, Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter can help. Please call (407) 712-7300 today to schedule a free consultation at our Orlando, Florida office.
Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD can be caused by a variety of events, including:
- Violent personal assaults
- Life-threatening car accidents
- Dog bite attacks
- Severe burn injuries
- Witnessing a traumatic event such as a vicious attack or the death of another
- Experiencing a flood, fire, or other natural disaster
These harrowing incidents can cause significant emotional and mental distress which goes beyond any physical injuries suffered. This is especially true when the victim is a young child.
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Symptoms of PTSD can result in life-altering damage that impacts your ability to function in your daily life. For this reason, it is important to seek psychological counseling or other medical treatment that can help you overcome these devastating symptoms. Our attorneys can help you get the help you need while we fight for your compensation.
Common symptoms of PTSD include:
- Panic attacks
- Trouble controlling emotions
- Nightmares or night sweats
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
- Being easily startled
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter Can Help
Our attorneys have seen firsthand the devastation experienced by PTSD victims, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the help you need. We will focus our energy on fighting for your compensation so that you can focus your energy on getting better.
Please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter by phone at (407) 712-7300 or online today to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in Orlando, Florida.