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PTSD Damages and Your Personal Injury Case

PTSD Damages and Your Personal Injury Case

Proving PTSD Through an Expert Witness

PTSD is a complex psychological issue that can occur after a traumatic accident or event. Because of the complexities and lack of physical proof of PTSD, you will most likely need the testimony of an expert witness if you are seeking compensation for it in your personal injury case. Our team of Greenville personal injury lawyers at Christian & Christian understands that not all injuries are visible on the surface, and we want to help you receive the compensation you need for ALL your injuries. If PTSD is part of your personal injury case, don’t try to fight alone. We have the experience and resources necessary for a complicated case such as this.

Contact us today at (864) 408-8890.

What You Will Need to Prove PTSD Damages

Because PTSD is not something a judge or insurance adjuster can visually measure, your attorney will need to bring in an expert witness, and sometimes a fact witness, and will bear the burden of proof through specific testimony. An expert witness and a fact witness may both be used if necessary and each can explain the case regarding PTSD causing events or details, describe things that may not be common knowledge, testify to his or her qualifications to diagnose PTSD, and the connection of those qualifications to therapy for, or witnessing of, your PTSD specifically.

Signs of PTSD that the expert witness will discuss include:

  • The event that caused PTSD
  • The flashbacks or intrusive, reoccurring thoughts of the event
  • Avoidance of things that remind you of the event or accident (to avoid a trigger) including people, places, activities or property
  • PTSD’s disruption to your daily life
  • PTSD symptoms including anxiety, insomnia, hyperactivity or startle-response changes

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If you are suffering from PTSD due to an injury from an accident or workers’ comp related issue, you deserve compensation. Our team of Greenville personal injury attorneys can help you receive the settlement you deserve and can utilize expert testimony in PTSD. Your recovery may not just be physical, and sometimes, mental and emotional trauma takes much longer to recover from than physical. Let us help you get the compensation you need so you can focus on PTSD management and recovery.

Contact our team to discuss your case at (864) 408-8890.

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