A common misconception had by many is that personal injury cases usually start with the negligence of one person, and ends when the victim is given damages for their hurt or lose. However, with more research being conducted, there is a new idea coming to light about the aftermath of personal injury and accident cases.
One of the most common side-effects of these cases is post-traumatic stress. Post-traumatic stress, or PTS, is often in the news about how it is affecting soldiers coming back from war, but it is actually much more common and widespread than just through the military population. A study conducted by the University of Washington earlier this year found that of all the people who experience serious accidents, often that relate to the spinal cord or brain injury, almost 21% were found to have PTS, which lasted for longer than a year after the incident. Depression is a serious sign of PTS and should be diagnosed by a doctor as soon as possible.
If you are in a serious or even minor car accident, you may start to have a fear of driving. If you are attacked you may have a fear of going out by yourself. PTS is not only very serious, but can become life threatening if not addresses by professionals.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident and is facing post-traumatic stress symptoms, contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.