An estimated 7.7 million Americans ages 18 and older suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, according to the Institute for Mental Health. PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder commonly triggered by living through a terrifying, dangerous event or seeing another person killed or harmed in such an event.
Anyone who suffers or witnesses a car, truck, motorcycle, aviation or boating accident is at risk of PTSD, as well as anyone who endures or sees an animal attack or physical assault. It can also occur after living through or observing a horrifying accident at work, such as a fall, electrocution, crushing or amputation. All too often, these incidents could have been prevented.
If you or a loved one is suffering post-traumatic stress disorder due to another persons negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering. The Illinois injury lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., have the experience and expertise to handle your case and secure the maximum monetary reward you deserve. We have obtained more than $1 billion on behalf of our accident and injury clients, including 225 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements.
Contact our Illinois PTSD attorneys today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 312-372-1227 or by using our online form.
Signs and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Many people suffer PTSD after living through a near-death experience. This anxiety disorder also arises after someone close is harmed or killed. The main symptoms of PTSD are feelings of fright or trauma long after the triggering event has passed. According to the Institute for Mental Health, this can be manifested in many ways, such as:
- Flashbacks, bad dreams and frightening thoughts;
- Numbness, guilt, depression and worry;
- Loss of memory, including trouble remembering the traumatic event;
- Difficulty sleeping;
- Violent mood swings.
Many people suffer from PTSD without seeking treatment. It may cost them their jobs, friends and relationships with family members. Those who do seek treatment may find relief through therapy and medications, such as antidepressants. But those medical solutions may prove costly over the long term.
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If you or a loved one has suffered post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of anothers negligent or reckless conduct, the Illinois PTSD lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., can help. We have offices in Chicago and Waukegan, and we represent clients throughout Illinois. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us today at 312-372-1227 or use our online form.