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I have heard that many Missouri accident victims suffer from PTSD. What are the signs of PTSD after a car accident?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop whenever a person experiences a life-threatening situation or traumatic event. Serious car accidents certainly qualify as traumatic events.  People who have PTSD often relive the traumatic events they have experienced or they may avoid anyone or anything that reminds them of the trauma. Often signs of PTSD include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Physical reactions, such as nausea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate or profuse sweating, when thinking of the event
  • Nightmares, insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Inappropriate angry outbursts
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Depression
  • Fear of driving or fear of being in a car
  • Alcohol or drug abuse


For more information, read our article, "Injured In A Kansas City Car Accident? You May Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"

 
Insurance compensation may cover the treatment of PTSD afer a Kansas City car accident. For more information or to discuss your claim with a Kansas city auto accident lawyer, contact Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys at 888-348-2616.
James Roswold
James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.

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