Legal matters can be complex. They’re daunting. Especially for individuals who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a negligence-related car crash. Nobody wants to encounter the legal system when concerned with the physical, emotional, and financial they’re already enduring.
Unfortunately, legal matters happen. In some cases, there are matters outside of typical injuries that could complicate the situation further. This includes the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder. When individuals seek economic damages for this condition, they are often met with some contention from the defendant.
Challenging the Validity of the Trauma
The defendant is often quick to challenge the validity of the trauma in order to avoid having it included in the compensation award or settlement. They may try to say that it’s easy for anyone to claim having PTSD or emotional damages. However, there are ways for you to combat this.
Having a lawyer can help you with the resources you need, such as medical records with a diagnosis from a medical professional. If a doctor diagnoses you with trauma after a car accident, this may be helpful in getting it included in the case.
How Much is PTSD Worth?
In the legal world, there is always an amount of money placed on the various damages that a person sustains. When it comes to PTSD, though, determining the amount of compensation a person can receive can be complicated and a number of factors must be considered.
For instance, how severe is the PTSD? How much of your life has been impacted because of the trauma? If there is only a limited impact, it may not be included in your lawsuit. However, if it has caused need for significant changes in your life, you may be able to seek damages for it.
At The Beasley Firm, we know that these cases are complex. We know that legal matters are difficult to endure. This is why our Philadelphia car accident lawyers work so hard to protect your rights and help you seek the compensation—and justice—you deserve.
We put our experience in your corner so you can have peace of mind every step of the way.
Call our firm at (215) 866-2424 today to discuss your potential case.