Q How can I prove that I have post-traumatic stress disorder after a New Jersey car accident?
It is common knowledge that car crashes can cause long-lasting emotional trauma that prevents the victim from living a normal life. Unfortunately, proving that you have car accident PTSD in New Jersey isn’t easy.
One reason is that, unlike physical injuries, it is impossible to provide an x-ray showing how your mental and emotional state has been broken as a result of the crash—and as a result, judges and juries will need more evidence to be convinced of your suffering. Also, PTSD will manifest itself differently in different people, and victims may not exhibit all of the “classic” symptoms of the disorder.
In order to prove to the court that you have suffered severe emotional injury, your attorney may gather the following pieces of evidence on your behalf:
- Examination. You will likely have to undergo comprehensive examination by a mental health professional.
- Testimony. A psychologist may be called upon to explain your condition and symptoms in court, explaining the diagnosis and how it can affect your future life.
- Treatment. You will need to provide evidence that you are treating your PTSD symptoms regularly, such as therapy records, prescription receipts, and other medical documents.
We know that it can be overwhelming to suffer these kinds of emotional injuries, let alone suffer the burden of proving them in court. That’s why the legal team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can demonstrate the extent of your injury to a jury, getting you compensation you need for your medical bills and time off work.
Call us today at (877) 360-0183, or simply fill out the form on this page to get started on your FREE case evaluation.