Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

People associate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with members of the military who have witnessed traumatic events in battle.  Yet plenty of civilians suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, too.  Doctors, nurses, police officers, and emergency workers all witness violent or traumatic events that can sometimes trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler represents clients whose PTSD was caused by the negligence of another person or organization.  We help our clients recover financial compensation for the injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages they have suffered.

You do not have to be the victim of a traumatic event to develop PTSD; just witnessing such an event can trigger the disease.

For example, a mother was driving in a Volkswagen Beetle with her baby son in the back seat when she was broadsided by another vehicle.  The force of the impact caused the back window to explode and the child was ejected from the VW.  The mother found the baby nearby, covered in blood.  Luckily, the child survived, but the mother was unable to bring herself to drive or ride in a car after the accident.  She would taste blood in her mouth for years after the accident.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm.  PTSD can be triggered by a mugging, rape, kidnapping, child abuse, car accidents, boating collisions, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombing, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes.

PTSD usually occurs suddenly and without warning, due to the enormous impact it has on the lives of the individuals who witness the traumatic event.  PTSD symptoms include the following:

  • Flashbacks or reliving the trauma                                              
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Isolating oneself from other people
  • Feeling on guard or irritable
  • Becoming aggressive or violent
  • Startling easily

Many times the insurance companies will play “hardball” if you try to settle the case yourself or you have employed a lawyer who does not have the litigation experience to handle such a complex case.  We at the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler have twenty-five years of litigation experience and know how to handle the insurance companies to your advantage.  We are prepared to front all costs required for the necessary investigation and expert witnesses needed to prepare your case for trial.

The laws regarding post-traumatic stress disorder cases are complex and include many facets of the law.  It is vital to surviving family members to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death lawyer such as Gary A Kessler at the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler to protect your rights and those of your loved ones.

Attorney Gary A Kessler and the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler are compassionate and fully understand that you are attempting to cope with extreme serious injuries associated with a PTSD injury.  The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler carefully selects its PTSD injury cases so that we may give you (the client) the substantial personal attention necessary to obtain a successful result for your PTSD injury case.

The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler is prepared to front all costs required for a thorough investigation and top expert witnesses to prepare for trial of your case.  As in all PTSD injury and serious personal injury cases, we advance all legal costs to prepare and present our client’s claim, and receive for our services only a percentage of what we recover for our attorney fees on their behalf.  Upon settlement our costs shall be reimbursed to us from the gross recovery.  If there is no recovery, no attorneys fees or costs are owed to our firm. Contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler today so that we can preserve the evidence and demand compensation and accountability from the responsible parties who caused you or your family member catastrophic injuries!

If you or a family member sustained PTSD injuries you need to contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler, an experienced law firm, immediately to protect your legal rights and preserve the evidence.  The laws and time limitations can be complex so protect your legal rights by contacting the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler today.


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