Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Real Concern Facing Georgia Drivers

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Real Concern Facing Georgia Drivers

Drivers take to the streets of Georgia each and every day, often not worrying about negligent drivers, distracted drivers, or the possibility of being involved in an Atlanta car accident. However, some drivers do worry about sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle.

When a driver suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he or she may have a fear associated with driving. Generally, such drivers have already experienced a serious car crash in Georgia or throughout the nation that left them with anxiety and other emotions related to their accident and about driving in the future.

A motorist may suffer from PTSD even if he or she wasn't injured in a crash. For example, if a motorist saw another person die in a Georgia crash, witnessing this tragic event may bring about PTSD.

Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder typically relive the accident over and over again in their minds, which can significantly interfere with their day-to-day activities, including their personal lives, jobs, sleep, and more. Victims of PTSD may experience flashbacks, making it harder for them to concentrate at work. Others may have nightmares that do not allow them to get the proper rest they need to function correctly.

Some people who suffer from PTSD may not have flashbacks or nightmares, but they may be hyper aware or distracted and feel different emotions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Emotional numbness
  • Distance from other people

If you are constantly replaying an accident in your mind, you can't sleep, or you have trouble concentrating at work, then you may be a victim of PTSD. The good news is that PTSD can be treatable.

Contact a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer to find out your rights and what financial compensation you may be entitled to after a car crash with a negligent driver. Call Tony Kalka at Kalka & Baer for a free legal consultation.

Categories: Auto Accidents