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I’ve Been Diagnosed With PTSD: What’s Next?
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I’ve Been Diagnosed With PTSD: What’s Next?

Feb. 21, 2017 - in Personal Injury

In the days, weeks and months since you sustained an injury in a car accident, boating mishap, or worse a case of abuse, something has changed. It’s not just the physical recovery that is at play. You notice a change in temperament, unreasonable fear of being in certain places or situations, and a sense of isolation from others. You also find that you keep reliving the events surrounding the injury over and over again in your mind. After seeing a medical professional, it’s confirmed that you are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). What can you do to get through this?

Getting Help

Support from the medical community is essential to your recovery. To that end, every avenue offered by modern medicine can be employed to alleviate symptoms and gradually help you recover what you’ve lost. Depending on the severity of your condition, it may be possible to recover in a matter of months. Others will find that it takes years of therapy, counseling, and medication to control symptoms.

While recovery is possible, there is the rest of your life to consider. People who live with PTSD know all too well how living with the condition changes everything. The degree of change may be enough to merit some type of compensation that helps pay for your care and prevents you from facing financial ruin. That’s where the aid of a personal injury lawyer in Markham (and all other surrounding areas) will make a difference.

Are There Grounds for Seeking Damages?

Disability lawyers understand what PTSD does to people and what type of damages the courts recognize. If any of the following applies to you, filing a case is a real possibility.

  • The need for extended treatment and rehabilitation. Your life has been turned upside down and recovery will not happen overnight. Resources to cover the costs of your treatment and help you avoid financial hardship are not out of the question.
  • Inability to work. Whether for a matter of months or for years, your ability to earn a living is compromised. How will that affect you and your family? Injury lawyers Markham can help you pursue the funding needed to allow you and your family to maintain a reasonable quality of living as you continue your treatment.
  • Pain and suffering. Living with PTSD is not like living with a broken leg. Symptoms can get worse and disrupt life even while the treatment process is underway. The amount of physical and emotional pain that results can be tremendous. That’s why you may be eligible for some type of compensation based on what the condition is doing to you and your loved ones.

What Your Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do

Your lawyer can help you understand all possible ways to move forward and seek the compensation that you deserve. There is the possibility of seeking a settlement with the responsible party. That would involve meeting with representatives from the other party and attempting to come to terms.  Your legal counsel will make use of all medical documents related to your physical and psychological condition, including projections of how long you will need the care. Information about your loss of income and the impact on your life in general will also be part of those discussions. Through it all, your lawyer will be there to protect your interests.

Your PTSD makes the world seem like a dark place right now, but help from a lawyer can provide at least a glimmer of hope for the future. Don’t suffer alone! Contact the team at Lerners Lawyers and schedule a consultation today. Soon you may have the resources on hand to stop worrying about money and focus your attention on getting well.

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