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Does Wisconsin Allow Personal Injury Lawsuits for PTSD?

Does Wisconsin Allow Personal Injury Lawsuits for PTSD?

When you've suffered through a major accident, you might not think your injuries are so serious. You may have even already recovered from much of the physical damage the accident caused. However, that's not the only way you can suffer after an injury. 

Traumatic events can leave an impact on your mind after the fact. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can have lasting, painful effects on your mental and physical health. Because of this, you need to know whether you're able to file a claim for your PTSD. If you’re not sure, reach out to your lawyer for help. 

Filing a Lawsuit for PTSD

Unfortunately, you might be concerned about your eligibility to file. Many people suffering from emotional trauma worry that, because they didn’t have many or any financial damages, they may not have grounds for a lawsuit. 

Fortunately, you should still have a chance to seek compensation for your losses. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect your quality of life and your enjoyment of life. Because those changes can be severe, it’s important to seek out a diagnosis and a lawyer who can help. 

For example, you might find yourself struggling with basic tasks. You may need to leave your house for work, for example, but driving gives you flashbacks of your auto accident, or you may suffer from an overwhelming fear of another physical attack. 

If you’re not sure where to start, reaching out to a Wisconsin lawyer about the details of your claim can help. We understand that you’re suffering, and that suffering should be compensated by the responsible party. 

The Impact on Your Life

PTSD and emotional trauma can be tough to calculate because these types of losses are intangible in nature. You’ve suffered, but that suffering doesn’t have an obvious monetary value. For example, you medical bills have a specific price tag attached to them. 

Instead, the value of your losses involving PTSD are calculated based on their relative impact on your life. For example, someone with PTSD may suffer from nightmares, which leaves them fatigued after a restless night. That can already affect your quality of life. 

Other people may have flashbacks or anxiety involved with the injury. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, you might find it difficult or impossible to drive after the accident. The losses you’ve suffered because of that fear should also be considered. 

Connect with a Personal Injury Lawyer about a PTSD Claim

PTSD is difficult to face, and that’s not just because of the suffering you’re experiencing. You’re also facing suffering that isn’t as visible as a broken bone, for example. Instead, your trauma is mental and emotional, which can sometimes be difficult to seek compensation for. 

If you’re struggling to get compensation for your PTSD, seek out a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg. We understand how tough it can be to deal with your trauma and a lawsuit all at once, so seek out a free consult about your claim. 

When you’re struggling with a personal injury claim involving PTSD, reach out for help by calling 414-271-7007 or by visiting us online for more information. 

About the Author:

Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg

Gary Greenberg has been practicing law in Wisconsin for well over two decades. As a Milwaukee car accident lawyer, he has dedicated his career to helping the victims of accidents and injuries recover compensation for the damages they’ve suffered. He takes every case as seriously as he would his own; when you work with the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, you’ll benefit from the services of a dedicated, determined Milwaukee personal injury lawyer.... View full business profile here: Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg

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