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September 24, 2020

Can I Sue for PTSD After an NYC Car Accident?

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A drive through New York City can be stressful, but not nearly so stressful as a car accident. After your accident, though, you may have suffered symptoms of emotional trauma. Now, driving anywhere may be a scary time, making it more difficult to overcome the car accident. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can happen to those exposed to traumatic events, like car accidents. But can you sue for PTSD after an NYC car accident? The answer may not be clear for you. 

That’s where a New York car accident lawyer can help you. We have the tools you need to understand your claim and seek compensation when you’re eligible. 

Mental Suffering After an NYC Car Accident 

When you’re involved in a traumatic event, your brain may have difficulty processing that event. PTSD can develop when you’re exposed to a traumatic situation and are then unable to stop your fight-or-flight response, which may be triggered even in safe situations. That leaves you suffering from strong emotional reactions after the traumatic event. 

After a New York City car accident, you may have a difficult time returning to normal. That can affect your well-being, but you may at least be eligible for compensation for this suffering. You’re suffering because someone was careless on the road, which means you may be due compensation for your losses. 

Compensation for NYC Car Accident Victims 

When you’ve suffered in a car accident, the bills may already be piling up. With PTSD, you may be facing more trauma than you otherwise would have. Because of this, you may need your lawyer to help you determine what your claim is worth. 

Your car accident lawyer can help you get compensated for your PTSD based on your damages, or losses following the accident. Your damages should cover both the financial and emotional sides of your car accident. 

After a New York City car accident, you may be experiencing more than just PTSD. You may also be suffering from any of the following damages: 

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy and treatment for PTSD 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental distress 
  • Property damage 

If you’ve suffered any of these damages, an NYC car accident lawyer is here to help. They can help you calculate the damages you’ve suffered, and they can represent you in court to get compensated for those losses. That means you’ll be able to focus on your health without worrying about a lack of funds for your recovery. 

Let an NYC Car Accident Lawyer Help You Sue for PTSD

When you’ve suffered severe mental trauma because of your NYC car accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Suing for PTSD after an NYC car accident gets easier when you have the help of a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP

If you’re struggling to get compensated for your damages, reach out for a free consultation. During your consultation, we can talk about your losses and what we can do to seek compensation for you. To begin, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form below. 


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