The average settlement for PTSD after a car accident varies from case to case. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious psychological condition, and those who experience it may face different symptoms and levels of severity. When victims develop this type of trauma, they could qualify to pursue justice and financial compensation.
Final settlement amounts often hinge upon several related factors, such as the role of liable parties, the impact on the victim’s life, and the costs of treatment expenses. When working with a lawyer from our firm, you can expect us to investigate the accident in detail to determine how much you qualify to seek for your PTSD and any other damages from the collision. We will then advocate for your recovery of these funds.
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Seeking Compensation for PTSD and other Damages
PTSD is among the non-economic damages that car accident victims may be able to collect from a liable party. In Florida, this requires proving that you qualify to step outside of the state’s no-fault insurance system.
Damages such as medical expenses and part of your missed wages should be recoverable through a no-fault claim with your own insurer. Meanwhile, if you suffered damages beyond these policy limits, you could hold the liable party financially responsible. You could also be eligible to file a liability claim or lawsuit if your injuries qualify as “severe” under Florida law.
According to Florida Statutes §627.737, severe injuries are those that significantly impact your life in some way. Examples include if your injuries caused a permanent disability, loss of limb or bodily function, or otherwise prevent you from going back to work. Such injuries could also result in debilitating PTSD that prevents you from functioning in the world as you used to.
Other Damages You could Collect from an At-Fault Driver
You may also qualify to collect compensation for other damages beyond your no-fault policy limits, such as the costs of:
- Prescription medication
- Therapy and counseling
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation programs
- Assistive medical equipment
- Emergency medical assistance
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
- Surgeries, x-rays, and exams
- Ongoing medical and psychological care
A lawyer from our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can construct a case to support your legal position after a car accident. We will examine all forms of loss and damage you experienced, including psychological trauma, as we fight for justice on your behalf.
Estimating the Amount of PTSD Damages You Can Seek
While PTSD may cause you certain economic expenses, such as those for treatment and medications, this condition largely falls into the non-economic damage category. Non-economic damages are not simple to estimate, as you cannot rely on documents like receipts and invoices to identify and add them up.
Instead, our team will have to measure the impact of PTSD on your life. We will need to evaluate factors like:
- The severity of your PTSD symptoms
- How your symptoms impact your relationships and day-to-day life
- Your doctors’ professional opinion on your ability to recover
- Expert testimony from other medical professionals regarding PTSD’s impact on your future
Given how subjective these damages are, it can be beneficial to have a legal team like ours on your side. We are familiar with how insurance companies and the courts value non-economic damages. A lawyer from our firm can review your case and arrive at a realistic estimate of your potential financial recovery.
Hiring a Lawyer from Our Firm to Work on Building Up Your Case
It can be challenging to navigate the legal and financial aftermath of a car accident on your own. Dealing with severe PTSD can make it even more difficult to work through the legal details of a case. With a lawyer from our team working on your side, you can focus on recovering and getting any help that you may need. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
Once you have a lawyer from our team working on your case, they will collect detailed pieces of evidence to establish a liable party. From here, your lawyer will negotiate with other drivers, insurance companies, and anyone else related to your case for a fair settlement.
Our team will keep you updated with frequent reports about the status of your case. We will also answer your questions and address your concerns as we continue to advocate for your rights. If you are eligible for compensation for your losses and damages, our team will go after them on your behalf.
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Don’t Wait to Find Out if You Qualify for PTSD Damages
According to Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a), those who have suffered injuries in an accident must take legal action within four years. Failing to take legal action within this time will leave you with no options for moving your case forward.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a Free Case Review
A lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can take the necessary steps to hold a negligent or reckless driver responsible after an accident. We will examine all elements of the collision, including the role of any other drivers or entities. We will pursue any forms of compensation that you and your loved ones qualify to receive.
You may be able to recover compensation for psychological trauma such as PTSD. For more information about all of our legal services, reach out to our office at (954) 525-0050 today and receive a complimentary case evaluation.