Yes, it is possible to claim damages for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a personal injury case. PTSD is a psychological condition that can result from exposure to a traumatic event, such as a car accident, physical assault, or natural disaster. Symptoms of PTSD may include flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty concentrating.
To claim damages for PTSD in a personal injury case, it will be necessary to establish that the traumatic event was caused by the defendant’s negligence or wrongdoing and that the PTSD is a result of the event. This may require testimony from a mental health professional and evidence to establish the connection between the event and the PTSD.
If successful, damages for PTSD may be sought for medical expenses related to treatment, lost wages if the PTSD prevents the plaintiff from working, and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help evaluate the potential for a claim and advise on the best course of action.