Experienced Fresno PTSD Injury Lawyer

Fresno PTSD Injury Lawyer

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Look no further than Goldberg & Loren, the Fresno PTSD injury lawyer. Our experienced team understands the unique challenges faced by individuals with PTSD and is dedicated to fighting for your rights. We have a proven track record of success in securing compensation for our clients who have suffered from PTSD.

If you are seeking justice and compensation for your PTSD injury, Goldberg & Loren is here to help. We will provide compassionate and skilled legal representation, working tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. You don’t have to face this battle alone.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards getting the justice and compensation you deserve for your PTSD injury.

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a mental health condition that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. It is often associated with individuals who have been exposed to life-threatening situations or situations that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror. [1]

While commonly associated with soldiers who have experienced combat, PTSD can affect anyone who has experienced trauma, including victims of accidents, violence, or natural disasters.

Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD. There are various treatment options available for PTSD, including therapy, medication, and support groups. These treatments aim to alleviate symptoms, improve coping mechanisms, and help individuals regain control over their lives.

About 13 million people have PTSD in a given year. [2]

What is PTSD?

What are the Common Causes of PTSD?

One of the most common causes of PTSD is exposure to combat or military-related trauma. Serving in the armed forces or being a part of a conflict zone can subject individuals to extreme stress and trauma that can have lasting effects on their mental well-being.

Witnessing violence, experiencing life-threatening situations, and enduring the emotional toll of war can all contribute to the development of PTSD.

Survivors of rape, domestic violence, or other forms of intentional harm often experience deep psychological trauma that can lead to the development of PTSD.

The violation of personal boundaries and the loss of control over one’s own body can have profound and long-lasting effects on a person’s mental health.

Natural disasters and accidents can also trigger PTSD. Surviving a severe earthquake, hurricane, or other catastrophic event can be traumatic, particularly if there are injuries, loss of life, or significant property damage.

Being involved in a serious auto accident or a workplace incident can lead to the development of PTSD, especially if individuals witnessed or experienced a life-threatening event.

Childhood trauma and neglect can have a lasting impact on mental health and can be a significant cause of PTSD. Abuse, neglect, or growing up in a chaotic or unstable environment can shape a child’s developing brain and increase their vulnerability to trauma.

The effects of early trauma can persist into adulthood, leading to a higher risk of developing PTSD.

Emergency responders, such as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics, are also at a heightened risk of developing PTSD due to their exposure to traumatic incidents on a regular basis.

The constant exposure to violence, tragedy, and life-threatening situations can take a toll on their mental well-being and lead to the development of PTSD.

About 6 out of every 100 people (or 6% of the U.S. population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives. [3]

What are Common Signs of PTSD?

Individuals may experience flashbacks, where they feel as though they are reliving the trauma, or they may have distressing dreams or nightmares related to the event.

These intrusive thoughts can be extremely distressing and may cause individuals to feel overwhelmed or anxious.

People with PTSD may go to great lengths to avoid any reminders of the traumatic event. This could involve avoiding certain places, people, or activities that remind them of the trauma. They may also try to avoid thinking or talking about the event, as it can trigger intense emotions and distress.

Hyperarousal is another symptom often seen in individuals with PTSD. This can manifest as being easily startled, constantly on edge, or having difficulty sleeping. Individuals may also experience irritability, anger outbursts, or difficulty concentrating.

Individuals with PTSD may also experience a range of emotional and physical symptoms. They may feel a sense of emotional numbness, where they have difficulty experiencing positive emotions or connecting with others. They may also feel a sense of guilt or shame related to the traumatic event, or develop negative thoughts about themselves and the world around them.

Physical symptoms can also accompany PTSD. These can include headaches, stomachaches, muscle tension, or a racing heartbeat. Individuals with PTSD may also be more prone to developing other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse disorders.

What are Common Signs of PTSD?

How Does PTSD Affect Your Life?

What are PTSD Triggers?

Triggers can be external or internal, including sights, sounds, smells, people, places, or even certain emotions. For example, a person who experienced a car accident may be triggered by the sound of screeching tires or the smell of gasoline.

Triggers can also be related to specific reminders of the traumatic event. This could be anything from a location associated with the trauma, such as the place where it occurred, to a particular date or time of year that brings back memories.

Emotional triggers are also common among individuals with PTSD. Certain emotions, such as fear, anger, or sadness, can trigger intrusive thoughts and memories related to the trauma. For example, being around a group of people who resemble the perpetrators of the traumatic event may trigger a strong emotional response.

Internal triggers can also play a significant role in PTSD. These can include physiological sensations, such as a rapid heartbeat or shortness of breath, that were present during the traumatic event. Internal triggers can also take the form of certain thoughts or memories that arise when exposed to a specific stimulus.

What are PTSD Triggers?

Compensation for PTSD

One of the primary areas of compensation is medical care. PTSD often requires ongoing therapy and mental health treatment, which can be expensive. Compensation can help cover the costs of therapy sessions, medications, and other necessary treatments.

Compensation for PTSD can address the psychological and emotional distress caused by the condition. PTSD can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, nightmares, and flashbacks, which can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.

Financial compensation can alleviate some of the burden caused by these emotional challenges, providing resources for additional therapy or support services.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect a person’s ability to perform their job effectively or even prevent them from working altogether. The financial support from compensation can help cover the income that an individual may have lost due to their condition.

How can a Fresno PTSD Lawyer Help?

One of the primary ways in which our Fresno personal injury lawyers will help is by navigating the legal process on behalf of their clients. By enlisting the services of our skilled PTSD lawyer, individuals can have peace of mind knowing that their legal matters are being handled by an expert who understands the ins and outs of the legal system.

We will work diligently to build a strong case by gathering essential evidence and documentation.

We diligently seek fair and just compensation for our clients, including:

This includes advocating for compensation for ongoing therapy, medications, and other necessary treatments to help individuals cope with their condition.

For assistance with representation for your PTSD injuries, contact our Fresno, PTSD injury attorneys today.  

How can a Fresno PTSD Lawyer Help?

Sources:

[1] Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (n.d.). https://www.samhsa.gov/mental-health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

[2] Digital, A. (2023, August 31). PTSD Statistics and Facts to know in 2024. The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab. https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/ptsd/ptsd-statistics

[3] VA.gov | Veterans Affairs. (n.d.). https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/common/common_adults.asp

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