Lawyers for Victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
People associate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with members of the military who have witnessed traumatic events in battle. Yet plenty of civilians suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, too. Doctors, nurses, police officers, and emergency workers all witness violent or traumatic events that can sometimes trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The attorneys of the Boccardo Law Firm in San Jose, California, represent clients whose PTSD was caused by the negligence of another person or organization. We help our clients recover financial compensation for the injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages they have suffered.
You do not have to be the victim of a traumatic event to develop PTSD; just witnessing such an event can trigger the disease.
For example, a mother was driving in a Volkswagen Beetle with her baby son in the back seat when she was broadsided by another vehicle. The force of the impact caused the back window to explode and the child was ejected from the VW. The mother found the baby nearby, covered in blood. Luckily, the child survived, but the mother was unable to bring herself to drive or ride in a car after the accident. She would taste blood in her mouth for years after the accident.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. PTSD can be triggered by a mugging, rape, kidnapping, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes.
PTSD affects about 7.7 million American adults is frequently accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or other anxiety disorders.
If you are suffering with PTSD caused by negligence, please contact our law firm today. We offer a free consultation to review your case and discuss your rights. And you will pay no attorney fees unless we win money damages for you.