Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 11:49 pm    

When you are involved in a traffic accident, you usually are concerned with seeking treatment for your physical injuries. The aches and pains caused by physical injuries are usually immediately felt. Therefore, these are the injuries that receive the most attention. However, the mental and emotional toll of a traffic accident can also be severe. In some cases, victims of car crashes can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies have examined motor vehicle related (MVA) PTSD, including the treatments available for victims.

What Should You Know About MVA PTSD?

MVA PTSD is a real condition that can be debilitating. Several things you may not know about MVA PTSD include:

  • PTSD is more common than you may realize.The Department of Veterans Affairs states that about nine percent of traffic accident victims develop PTSD. This estimate is probably very low because it only accounts for the victims who sought treatment. Many victims suffer without seeking treatment.
  • PTSD is treatable.Even though many people may not seek treatment, PTSD is a treatable condition. With therapy and medication, the symptoms of PTSD can be managed and victims can learn coping mechanisms to deal with stressors that can cause episodes of stress and anxiety.
  • Some people may have a higher risk.Accident victims with certain conditions may have a higher risk of suffering MVA PTSD. If you have a mental health condition or you suffered a previous traumatic event, you may be at a higher risk of developing PTSD after a motor vehicle accident. Therefore, do not ignore any symptoms of PTSD.
  • Children can have PTSD.Minors involved in motor vehicle accidents can have PTSD. Children may not be able to convey the symptoms of PTSD adequately. Therefore, parents and doctors should watch children closely for signs of PTSD in children after a traffic-related accident.
  • People who have PTSD do not always seek help.Some people suffering from MVA PTSD do not always report their symptoms to a physician. They suffer in silence as they try to deal with the effects of PTSD However, people living with PTSD can have a severe fear of driving, riding in vehicles, or traveling in certain areas. This fear can result in missing work or isolation from family and friends. Failing to seek treatment can result in life-altering consequences.
  • PTSD compensation may be available.If a car crash caused your PTSD, you might be eligible to recover compensation for your MVA PTSD from the driver who caused the collision. An experienced attorney can help evaluate your case and advise you of the steps you need to take to seek compensation for your PTSD and other injuries.

Call Now for Your Free Consultation with a Sacramento Injury Lawyer

The Sacramento injury lawyers of the Tiemann Law Firm want to help you recover the money you deserve for your injuries after a motor vehicle accident.  Call (916) 999-9000 now to schedule your free appointment with a Sacrament motor vehicle accident attorney. In addition, you may also visit our website to request more information.

Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!