Trauma Induced Physiological Disorders
How a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Many people may not realize that injury accidents can result in much more than just physical impairment. Also of great importance are the adverse physiological effects that a catastrophic injury can have on the victim of the accident. Mental and emotional distress to the greatest degree can sometimes be more debilitating and life-altering than even the most severe physical injury. Therefore, if you or someone you love has been physiologically traumatized in an injury accident of any sort then you should not wait to contact our firm as soon as possible. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we pride ourselves on providing nothing but the best legal representation to those who need it most.
We pursue justice for victims who are suffering from any of the following physiological disorders:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - More commonly referred to as PTSD, some victims of this anxiety disorder are subjected to bouts of reliving the event which traumatized them. This could result in avoidance and high arousal.
- Depressive Disorders - Even a single instance of trauma can result in major depression for the victim who suffers it.
- Dissociative Disorders - It is not unusual for a trauma victim to dissociate from the event in some way or another. This could be through disruptions in memory, periods of detachment, alterations of personality, and impaired recall.
- Personality Disorders - After being traumatized, some people unconsciously cope with event by acting out emotionally in thoughts and behaviors that are not socially acceptable. These include antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and dependent personality disorder.
- Acute Stress Reactions - After a traumatic event, some victims may go into a dazed state that is a reaction to the adverse effects that the event may have had on their sympathetic nervous system.
- Psychosis - Some traumatic events may result in the victim losing contact with reality. These victims may suffer from false beliefs, delusions, and hallucinations.
Helping Victims of Catastrophic Accidents Move Forward
No matter what type of injury you are currently suffering from, if it has dramatically altered your lifestyle in any way then you owe it to yourself to seek legal help. Mental disorders should not be discounted in the adverse effects that deserve to be addressed by a personal injury attorney. Sometimes, the physiological results of an accident are more debilitating and more life-changing than any physical injury could be. Therefore, these are injuries that deserve to be addressed with the legal skill and know-how that would be applied to any other type of physical injury that was incurred from an accident.