While most people associate physical injuries with truck accidents, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common result and can make it impossible to complete normal day-to-day activities without fear or anxiety. A crash involving an 18-wheeler is almost certain to be a confusing and catastrophic event, making emotional trauma afterward completely understandable.

You should not have to be afraid to get back behind the wheel or feel anxious after your accident. If you do, it could be symptomatic of an emotional injury that you could be compensated for. If you have experienced emotional trauma after a truck accident, you should speak with a Salt Lake City truck accident PTSD lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates.


When to Call a Salt Lake City Truck Accident PTSD Lawyer

You can file a lawsuit if you have been diagnosed with PTSD or have suffered any other physical, mental, or emotional injuries as a result of your tractor-trailer crash. If you have visited a therapist or doctor and have been diagnosed with PTSD, you should call our office to schedule a consultation.

A few signs of post-traumatic stress disorder are as follows:

  • Emotional trauma that leaves you feeling worried, anxious, or fearful
  • An inability to drive or ride in a car due to fear or other heightened emotions
  • Crying, depression, anger, aggression, and other extreme emotions experienced for no apparent reason

If you have any of these symptoms but have not yet visited a doctor, we can discuss the details of your accident and let you know whether you have a case.


Proving Negligence After a Truck Crash

If you have PTSD, we need to prove both that it was caused by the accident and that someone else was to blame for the crash. Proving negligence is critical to ensuring that you receive financial compensation for what you’ve endured.

In a truck accident, this can be more complicated because we need to identify whether the driver or the company they work for was to blame for the accident—and possibly both.

For example, if the driver was not properly trained, the trucking company would have some degree of liability. If, however, the truck driver was an independent contractor, the responsibility would fall directly on his or her shoulders. You may even be able to sue both parties to ensure that everyone at fault is held accountable for your accident and resulting injuries.

To prove negligence, we will guide you throughout the entire investigation process:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Reviewing accident and police reports
  • Speaking with witnesses
  • Looking at maintenance records, inspection records, and sleep logs
  • Obtaining a record of the driver’s accident history
  • And more


Financial Compensation for an 18-Wheeler Accident

If you have suffered PTSD due to a recent truck accident, it is likely that you will be able to recover financial damages. However, each case is unique, so we encourage you to call our office to schedule a consultation so that we can review the details of your accident and injuries.

During our meeting, we will discuss everything related to what happened before, during, and after your truck accident:

  • Whether you have been able to continue working since the crash
  • If you have had to hire help to drive you around or use public transportation to avoid driving
  • Any therapy, counseling, or medical care you are receiving
  • Medications you are taking
  • How your quality of life has been impacted by your PTSD in general

With this information in hand, we can properly value your claim and build a case for why you deserve compensation.


Getting Help from a Salt Lake City Attorney

When the negligence of another is responsible for your tractor-trailer accident, your PTSD and other injuries and damages should not go uncompensated. At Craig Swapp & Associates, we have extensive experience litigating truck accidents and recovering settlements for our clients.

To discuss your case with an experienced, empathetic attorney, call 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our contact form below.