Car Crash Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Georgia


February 10, 2018

Car Crash Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Georgia

The scene plays in your mind over and over, and still over again. The pictures replay on an endless loop. It seems as if it was just yesterday. You are driving along a road over which you have traveled thousands of times. Then, as if conjured out of thin air, another car slams into you broadside. Your body is tossed about the interior of your car like a piece of clothing in the clothes dryer. The sound is deafening. Metal contorting, glass shattering, screams of horror, or worse: silence. Are you hurt? Are you passengers hurt? Are they alive? Panic sets in and pain and horror take control of your body as you helplessly wait for first responders to come and save you. A person who has post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, if left untreated, could experience and relive that horrifying experience time and time again.

Our Atlanta car accident lawyers, understand the horror that plays like a movie every time your eyes close. You cannot help but see that which you do not want. The attorneys Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law pride themselves on aggressively pursuing justice for their clients who continue to suffer mental distress and PTSD after being a victim in a severe car crash that was no fault of their own. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law knows that being saddled with these visions, emotional pain and distress is unfair to you. We fight hard on behalf of our clients to obtain for them the maximum compensation to which they are entitled under the law.

PTSD is more closely associated with veterans returning from war. However, new research has shown that PTSD is not limited to war heroes. The latest research indicates that 25% of all men and 13% of females relate that a car accident is the most traumatic event they experienced in their lives. The majority of crash victims do not develop a significant psychological disorder from a car crash. However, a substantial minority of people does, and they cannot be, nor should they be, ignored.

Sufferers of PTSD subsequent to the triggering event also suffer another form of mental illness. Many people show symptoms of major depression, anxiety, and almost 15% develop a fear of driving.

Crash survivors who experience PTSD were likely to have anxiety and depression problems before the crash. However, the crash itself can trigger an onset of PTSD. PTSD in accident victims manifests itself by causing the victim to have an overwhelming fear of death or injury. No one factor is determinative, but a combination of factors can cause PTSD. Contributing factors are:

  • the severity of the crash,
  • whether the event was life-threatening,
  • death of a loved one in the same accident,
  • how well the victim recovers from the accident,
  • social support, and
  • the victim's ability to re-enter life as they knew it before the accident.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation with an attorney from our experienced car accident law firm in Georgia. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333 

Google Maps Directions 

Category: Auto Accidents

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.