New York City PTSD Car Accident Lawyer
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is developed after going through a traumatic event. Car accidents easily qualify as traumatic, so it’s not uncommon for those involved to develop PTSD.
Developing PTSD after a car accident can affect just about every area of your life, including getting to work. Even The New York Office of Mental Health recognizes the dangers of car accidents as a cause of severe, life-changing PTSD.
Not only does PTSD put serious limitations on what you can do, but it can take years of expensive therapy to recover at all.
When seeking compensation, a New York City PTSD car accident lawyer is necessary for taking both the short-term and long-term effects of the accident into consideration.
No-Fault Insurance and PTSD
New York requires its drivers to carry no-fault insurance before operating a motor vehicle. No-fault insurance covers some of your expenses immediately after a car accident, but it does not cover everything.
It might cover your ride in an ambulance, but it won’t cover all your medical expenses, including PTSD or any therapy that is necessary for your recovery.
This is not because PTSD is a mental health issue either. No-fault insurance does not cover bodily injury or pain and suffering.
Because of this, it can be difficult to receive the compensation you need as you will instead need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Our attorneys can make sure that none of your options are overlooked.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
The process of making a claim for no-fault benefits is lengthy enough, but those benefits may not even address any of the elements associated with PTSD. For that, you have to seek damages from a responsible party.
Part of the process will be defining who that responsible party is, which can be difficult on its own. It might be another driver, or it might be the city or state itself depending on the circumstances of the accident.
For example, if the accident occurred because of disrepair on a roadway, it might be the fault of a government entity or road maintenance company. This is just the beginning of the process.
Disability Benefits and PTSD
PTSD can easily leave you unable to get to work or even to work at all. Depending on the severity of the trauma, you may qualify for disability benefits.
Qualifying will require an evaluation from your doctor, which will directly impact whether you go on short-term or long-term disability.
If you are unable to work, it’s important to apply for your disability benefits so that you can afford the treatment that will hopefully one day allow you to recover. A New York City PTSD car accident lawyer can be essential to seeing you through this process.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Get Compensated
If you have been injured in a car accident, whether it’s PTSD or whiplash, we can help make sure the right person is held responsible. Don’t attempt to navigate a complicated process alone.
Let the experienced lawyers of Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP help you receive the compensation you deserve for your car, truck, motorcycle, Uber, or Lyft accident. Contact us online or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) as soon as possible to get started.