When considering the possible average for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a car accident, it can be difficult to determine a specific figure. However, your lawyer can take a look at all your losses and tell you what you could expect from the insurance company or court.
Valuating a PTSD Accident Case
PTSD caused by an accident can affect your entire life. You should look at how the accident has caused you financial and non-economic harm. Think about your past losses and those you expect to suffer in the future.
You could collect an award that reimburses you for medical costs and damage to your car, truck, bicycle, or motorcycle. At the same time, pain and suffering could make you eligible for compensation. Other losses could include:
- Mental anguish
- Prescriptions for your PTSD and related conditions
- Therapy costs
- Lost wages, benefits, bonuses, and tips
- Reduced earning capacity, if you cannot work to the same levels as before the accident
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
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PTSD’s Effects Could Qualify You for an Award
The inner effects of PTSD are significant. Mayo Clinic reports that this condition could cause you to experience:
- Anxiety around returning to the accident scene
- Negative thoughts and mood
- Trouble concentrating
- Suicidal thoughts
You do not have to suffer alone. Your lawyer can take on your case for damages that could lessen your financial pressure. An award can’t fix everything, but it can make it easier to move through life.
How Your Lawyer Could Help You
Legal professionals could speak to you about what you went through to get an idea of your experiences. Then, they could begin fighting for you.
This could look like:
- Analyzing your accident
- Teaming up with accident reconstructionists and medical experts that can attest to your losses
- Negotiating with the other party and their insurer
- Taking your case to court, if you decide to file a lawsuit
- Answering your questions
- Ensuring you understand what’s ahead of you
- Keeping you up to date with the case
- Covering court costs until you get your award
While you do not need a lawyer to take action after an accident, retaining one could help. Not to mention that it’s nice to have someone on your side in a tough situation.
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Could I Afford Your Legal Services?
Our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis. Lawyers have a reputation of demanding large checks before starting their work. However, this is not the case with us. We do not ask for upfront payment. We do not charge an hourly fee, either.
You would sign a contract with us agreeing upon a percentage of your award that would serve as our attorney fee.
Who Could Be Liable for My PTSD?
Many parties could be liable for your PTSD, depending on how you were injured. For instance, if you suffered a car accident, you could hold the following parties responsible:
- The other driver
- The driver’s employer, if they were working at the time
- A municipality
- A car repair worker
- A vehicle parts manufacturer
- The driver’s employer
- A motorcycle or bike rider
How Your Accident Might Have Occured
There are many ways that you could have suffered PTSD. For instance, here are some example scenarios.
- A truck driver could have T-boned you while speeding and driving drunk.
- Another driver could have rear-ended you because they were texting.
- You might have been sideswiped due to another driver hitting you while changing lanes last minute. They might not have known where to go due to a missing sign the city did not replace.
- A trucking company could have encouraged their driver to overload their vehicle. The driver could have been unable to stop in time to avoid hitting you.
- A motorcyclist could have been lane-splitting, in violation of C.G.A. § 40-6-312.
Your lawyer can explore your accident and how your PTSD has changed your daily life.
Evidence That Could Help Us Argue Your Case
In order to prove that you deserve a fair award, we need to show evidence of how you were injured. We must also prove the other party (or parties) is negligent. Doing so could involve us gathering the following information:
- Traffic camera footage
- Footage from a nearby business
- Eyewitness accounts
- Your testimony
- The other party’s driving record
- A truck driver’s black box data
- The other driver’s phone records
- Testimony from medical experts speaking to your condition
- Testimony from an accident reconstructionist
Share whatever information you have with your lawyer.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to Get Started
We cannot tell you the average settlement for PTSD after a car accident. We cannot even tell you how much your case is worth until you call us. Our firm’s phone number is (404) 888-8888. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is waiting to hear your story.
Let us fight for your right to compensation.