Being injured in a road accident in Arun (or elsewhere) can be very traumatic, and even more so if someone else caused the accident. Victims can sometimes develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as can anyone experiencing any sort of traumatic event, or witnessing a traumatic event. The types of things than can cause this problem are:
- Serious road accidents
- Violent assaults
- Abuse or neglect
- Military combat
- Natural disasters such as earthquakes
- Witnessing serious accidents or violent deaths
These are not a finite list of course, any traumatic event can cause anxiety disorders, PTSD being just one of them.
The timescale of PTSD after a road accident in Arun
It is not clear why some people develop the disorder and others don’t, but about 1 in 3 suffer from it. It can start immediately after a road accident in Arun, or not manifest itself for months, and occasionally years, later.
Sufferers often suffer from flashbacks and nightmares, almost reliving the event that has caused the problem, and this can cause moodiness, insomnia and concentration issues severe enough to have an affect on everyday life. Although it is quite normal to experience upsetting and confusing thoughts after a road accident, these would generally clear after a few weeks and if they do not, a visit to your GP is necessary.
Treatment of PTSD
The condition can be successfully treated, sometimes with medication and at other times with counselling, or a mixture of the two. The treatment a victim receives can depend on the severity of the symptoms and how long after the traumatic event they start, but they should always be guided by the doctor treating them.
Claiming compensation for PTSD
Anxiety disorders of any sort are a personal injury if someone else caused the event that triggered the problem. They can be as disabling as any physical injury affecting the victim’s work, family life and friendships.
If this disorder is the fault of someone else, just like any other type of injury, the victim could be entitled to compensation for the suffering they have been caused, and just like with all other injuries caused by someone else, Accident Advice Helpline can help you obtain it.
We have been assisting faultless victims for over 15 years and have the experience and expertise needed to give your claim its best chance of success. Couple this with the excellent quality of our service and you will find that we are the best specialist law firm for personal injury compensation claims.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
From the second you contact us, you and your injuries will be treated with the respect you deserve, and our friendly advisers, who you can call on our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, will provide you with whatever information you need to help you decide if a personal injury claim is the way forward for you. You can also call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
So why not phone us at Accident Advice Helpline now and find out how we can help you with your potential claim?
Date Published: 22nd June 2014