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Can I recover for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a fall injury?

If you suffer from PTSD and can prove that the PTSD was caused by your fall, then you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Thus, it is important to understand how you can prove that you have PTSD that was caused by your fall.

Not Every Fall Results in PTSD. Did Yours?

PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder. In order to recover damages for PTSD, you are going to need an official diagnosis. It is not enough for you to explain how the fall has impacted you emotionally or physically. Accordingly, it is important for you to seek prompt medical attention if you experience any symptoms of PTSD after a fall. Those symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Reliving your fall in such a way that it interferes with your day-to-day activities.
  • Avoiding your normal activities, friends, relatives, and other things you once enjoyed.
  • Being hyperaware of potential dangers in such a way that interferes with your daily life.
  • Having negative thoughts or feelings.

 

Part of the PTSD diagnosis should include why it developed. If you developed PTSD because of a fall and you suffered a physical injury, then you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

How a Lawyer Can Help

If you fell because someone else was negligent or failed to maintain a safe property, then you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. An experienced lawyer can help you fight for a fair settlement or court verdict that includes compensation for your physical injuries and PTSD. To learn more, please start an online chat with us now or call us directly to schedule a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham