Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – we have heard about it obviously when wartime situations arise and our veterans coming back with this issue.  Here is a question:  Can you have PTSD type syndrome when you are involved in a car accident or slip-and-fall situation in Florida? 

The answer is “yes”.  Therefore, depending on the situation, you could get compensated for a PTSD in a personal injury matter.  Let me provide a quick example of how that might play into a scenario as follows:  imagine you are in a car accident and it was a really bad accident.  Then, due to the severity of the accident, you become afraid to get back into the car to drive places. In fact, you start sweating and having panic attacks, etc.  That is an example of a PTSD for a car accident situation.  Thus, that PTSD could be part of the “pain and suffering” argument for settlement purposes.

I hope you found this topic worthwhile.  This is important information and you need to really speak to an attorney to make sure your rights are protected.  My office can be reached at (954) 755-7803 or you can reach us at this link.