From Salt Lake City to other more remote parts of the country, generally speaking, when people think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they think of soldiers fighting overseas, terrible natural disasters or criminal acts with a widespread effect.
While certainly high-stress situations which, tragically, do often cause PTSD, there are a number of other triggers which can also bring about PTSD. Unfortunately, in our line of work, each and every lawyer with whom we honestly labor has seen victims of unjust personal injury experience, to one degree or another, PTSD.
Whether PTSD traces its roots back to an incident involving an auto accident, drug injury or wrongful death, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of the disease so that professional medical help can be pursued, if need be.
Providing further clarity, reports MayoClinic.org, “Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while, but they don’t have PTSD—with time and good self-care, they usually get better. But if the symptoms get worse or last for months or even years and interfere with your functioning, you may have PTSD.”
If you or a loved one who’s experienced a harmful, long-lasting occurrence involving a physical or emotional injury—even wrongful death, for that matter—seek medical help and, if necessary, legal counsel. Needless to say, here at Robert J. DeBry in Salt Lake City, an experienced lawyer is always ready to help.