Believe it or not, but any crash—whether minor or major—may cause post-traumatic stress disorder. This type of stress is not just reserved for our military men and women. Common civilians whose lives are interrupted by an unexpected crash may suffer through the same type of stress.
Commonly known as PTSD, it is an anxiety disorder that can develop after an individual has experienced some kind of trauma.
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Symptoms of PTSD
- Reliving or “re-experiencing” the trauma
- Increased anxiety or “hyperarousal”
PTSD can also be characterized by the following:
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Irritability or outbursts of anger
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hyper vigilance
- Exaggerated startled response
PTSD, if lasting less than three months, is considered “acute,” while three months or longer is labeled as “chronic.”
Emotional pain is hard to measure; what may be traumatic for one individual may not be for another. If you feel as if you have suffered any of the above PTSD symptoms, please seek professional help immediately. Do not feel as if you have gone “crazy” or are just “broken.” There is help for you and the Hart Law Firm wants you to know that they are there to help you along this journey to recovery.
If you have been involved in a Southlake truck crash or you have lost a loved one during a large truck crash, contact The Hart Law Firm for your free consultation. Our firm consists of dedicated attorneys who are ready to help you.