The shock that a truck accident can have on your life can be incredibly severe. While your physical injuries affect your ability to function, the emotional impact of the wreck and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can actually be far more detrimental to your everyday life than might be suspected.

PTSD can dramatically affect the lives of yourself and those you care about. Your fears and anxiety may cause you to lose time at work, and the trauma can be expensive to treat. If your commercial truck accident was caused by the negligence of another, you can seek compensation for your damages.

To help you through this difficult time, a Boise truck accident PTSD lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will help you get the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.


The Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

After the traumatizing impact of your accident, it’s understandable that emotional trauma can develop in the aftermath. It’s important to get help from an experienced mental health professional so that you can work on your recovery.

If you are experiencing any PTSD symptoms and get properly diagnosed, contact our office and a lawyer from our firm can help you determine your options for financial compensation and what your next step should be.

Common symptoms of PTSD can include any of the following:

  • Nightmares, flashbacks, and frightening thoughts related to the crash
  • Fear of driving or being a passenger in a car
  • Depression and feelings of hopelessness about the future
  • Avoiding activities and relationships you once enjoyed
  • Irritability and anger
  • Memory problems or trouble focusing


Identifying Negligence in Semi-Truck Accidents

A truck accident lawsuit is a complicated process, and your attorney will help you build a case that can secure full compensation. Proving negligence and confirming that your PTSD was caused by the crash are critical elements in filing a successful lawsuit.

Because the commercial trucking industry involves various companies and individuals in the daily operation of their trucks, it’s important to identify everyone who contributed to the collision. When multiple parties are at fault, it is crucial to name them all in the claim in order to maximize your compensation.

Those who may potentially be liable can include any of the following:

  • The driver or owner of the truck
  • Owner of the cargo or trailer
  • Maintenance company
  • Cargo loader
  • Truck parts manufacturer

To ensure you get full compensation, your attorney will thoroughly investigate the crash to determine how it happened and who contributed to causing it.


The Value of Your PTSD Claim

Calculating your losses from PTSD is a process that needs to be thoroughly handled every step of the way. Our firm knows how insurance companies operate when dealing with claims and settlements, and we can skillfully negotiate the best payout on your behalf.

The following damages can result from emotional trauma:

  • Current and future medical expenses, including therapy and medication
  • Lost wages and future income
  • Travel expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost companionship and damage done to your marriage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life


Contact a Boise Truck Accident Emotional Trauma Lawyer

Suffering from PTSD or some other form of emotional trauma related to an 18-wheeler accident? Contact Craig Swapp & Associates through the form below or call 1-800-404-9000 for a free case evaluation. We can help you recover the compensation your recovery requires.

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