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Can I claim PTSD after a car accident?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can affect anyone who suffers from a traumatic event, such as a car crash. During such a traumatic event, a victim may undergo a stress-related reaction or feel they have no control over what is happening. If those feelings or reactions do not subside or continue disrupt someone's life, it is possible they suffer from PTSD.

Although the condition must be diagnosed by a healthcare professional, some common symptoms include reliving the event, negative changes in beliefs and feelings, concentration problems, trouble sleeping, amongst others. When injured victims have developed PTSD due to a crash, they should seek help from a professional to obtain appropriate treatment.

Anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision that develops PTSD as a result of another's negligent driving may be entitled to relief from the at-fault party. Oftentimes, PTSD can affect an individual's ability to return to work and incur significant medical expenses as a result of their necessary treatment. The injured victim may be entitled to receive payment for medical expenses and necessary therapies. The victim may also be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering or mental anguish it has caused them.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid are committed to representing people who have been seriously injured and incur significant medical expenses as a result of automobile collisions. Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continue to handle all types of other personal injury cases in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendall Counties and all throughout the Chicagoland area.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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