Post-traumatic stress disorder is a debilitating psychological condition that significantly interferes with a person’s daily life. It is often associated with war and soldiers. However, PTSD can develop from all manner of traumatic situations. Fortunately, victims who develop PTSD may be able to pursue compensation. 

At Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA, we understand just how much PTSD can derail lives. We also understand how to recover the money our PTSD clients need to address their associated losses. Our PTSD lawyers leave no dollar behind when fighting for our clients. Call today for a free consultation.

Florida’s Trusted Personal Injury Law Firm

Have you been in an accident that caused you to suffer from PTSD? If so, the setbacks and losses you have been experiencing may entitle you to significant compensation. Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA fights hard to win precisely what it is our clients need and deserve. The benefits of choosing us include:

  • Zero-obligation consultations
  • No-fee case review
  • 100+ years of combined experience
  • Multiple millions in client compensation
  • No fee unless we win

The statute of limitations for PTSD-related injury claims is two years. Don’t let your right to compensation expire. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation today!

Compensation for PTSD

PTSD can effectively knock you out of the workforce, preventing you from supporting yourself or your family. It also impedes your involvement in your normal day-to-day activities, leading to a life of isolation and potentially other psychological conditions, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias

PTSD victims can seek valuable compensation for the financial and non-monetary losses caused by PTSD and related conditions. This includes compensation for:

  • Complete medical and hospital treatment and care
  • Lost income, wages, and future employment
  • Costs of hiring help around the house
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

However, victims must first build a strong case. This task requires the skill and experience of a personal injury attorney familiar with cases involving PTSD.

Liability for PTSD

Liability for PTSD arises from the liability for the injury that leads to the PTSD. For example, a dog owner who is liable for a victim’s dog bite will also be liable for the resulting PTSD.

Our attorneys work diligently to identify the causes of injuries and link them back to the responsible parties. In most cases, they must prove negligence, which has a different face in different contexts. 

Traffic Accidents

Horrific traffic accidents occur every day and cause serious injury and death. Survivors are forever reminded of the accident, and many relive the tragic occurrence over and over. 

Motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accident victims are at particular risk due to having little to no protection against impacts. Drivers and passengers in cars are also at a high risk of developing PTSD after a car accident.

Dog Attacks

Dogs make some of the best companions. However, when they attack, they can maim and kill. The vicious nature of dog attacks is the stuff nightmares are made of. Dog bite victims experience extensive PTSD symptoms that affect every aspect of their lives. 

Dog owners are held strictly liable for the damage caused by their dogs, which means a dog bite victim’s lawyer need not prove negligence. 

Work Injuries

Work injuries often lead to PTSD, especially when heavy machinery, power tools, and vehicles are involved. Fortunately, workers’ compensation in Florida recognizes PTSD for first responders, such as firefighters, police officers, and paramedics. 

For work injuries caused by third parties, victims may seek PTSD damages regardless of whether they are first responders or not. They can also seek economic and other non-economic damages directly from the responsible third party. 

Symptoms of PTSD

PTSD does not leave a physical mark on its victims. However, clear symptoms of its existence manifest eventually. They include:

  • Being easily startled
  • Staying continually on guard
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Having trouble focusing or concentrating
  • Experiencing abnormal irritability 
  • Engaging in self-destructive actions, such as drinking and drug use
  • Avoiding certain normal situations

It is important to note that these symptoms heavily affect sufferers to the point that they are unable to take part in normal daily life. 

Get Help From a Lawyer for PTSD

If you or someone you care about is dealing with PTSD from an incident or injury caused by someone else, learn how Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA can help you get compensated for your setbacks. Call today for a free consultation.

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