Emotional trauma is a common development after a commercial truck accident. Any traffic accident can be traumatizing, especially when the other vehicle is so large. Unfortunately, many insurance companies do not recognize the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and refuse to pay for treatment.

This makes it wise to hire a Spokane truck accident PTSD lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates to help you seek compensation for what you’ve endured.

How Has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Impacted You?

Post-traumatic stress disorder can have far reaching consequences. It can impact your daily interactions with other people and influence behaviors, emotions, and thought processes. Many PTSD victims experience symptoms such as the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Inability to think clearly rationally
  • Inability to ride in or drive a vehicle

These symptoms make it difficult to leave the house, work, spend time with friends, or live a normal life. If you are experiencing any of them, your quality of life will have deteriorated greatly as a result.

Your Trauma Should Be Compensated

Our firm can work with you to determine the full impact the emotional trauma has had on your life. Assessing the value of this type of claim can seem subjective, but it’s necessary to ensure that you are compensated for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Non-economic damages are not tied to direct expenses but are instead awarded in recognition of how significantly your life has been impacted by the truck accident.

Determining Negligence

Prior to filing a lawsuit, it is important to meet with an attorney, discuss the case, and determine who was at fault. This is complicated after a commercial truck accident because more than one party may be liable—not just the trucker.

For example, third parties may have contributed to the wreck. This may include the truck manufacturer and maintenance company. Bad roads and other drivers on the road could also have contributed to the wreck. It is necessary to identify the correct party, gather evidence to prove their negligence, and then begin negotiations once a strong case has been built.

Proving Your Need for Compensation

Because emotional trauma is not as obvious as a physical injury such as a broken bone and is sometimes difficult to diagnose, it becomes necessary to prove what happened, how you were injured, and the full impact of the trauma. Our experience handling emotional trauma cases makes us well-equipped to do so.

Don’t Ignore Your Condition

It is critical that you not ignore symptoms of anxiety, fear, reclusiveness, or depression brought on by the accident. This type of emotional trauma takes time and therapy to recover from, both of which can result in financial damages. We will work with your doctor to determine the long-term prognosis and ensure that you receive the money you deserve for your suffering.

Contact a Spokane Truck Accident Emotional Trauma Lawyer Today

Protect yourself, your reputation, and your finances by calling Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000. You can also schedule a free consultation by using the form below. We are here to assist you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.