Traffic accidents are traumatizing events, especially when the other vehicle barreling down on a car is a large semi truck. As a result, some victims of truck accidents suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Because most people associate PTSD with war veterans, victims of accidents often don’t realize they could be suffering from this condition and don’t recognize the symptoms when they experience them.
So, how can you tell if you are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following a crash? We have put together a list of questions to ask yourself that will help you determine if you have PTSD.
- Are you reliving the truck crash in your mind over and over again?
- Do you have nightmares about the truck accident or trouble sleeping since the crash?
- Are you scared to drive again?
- Do you fear driving next to a large truck?
- Are you constantly worried and anxious, but you weren’t prior to the collision?
- Do you feel numb and void of any emotion?
- Are you having trouble communicating and feeling disconnected?
- Are you having trouble concentrating at work since the wreck?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions and you have been feeling this way for more than a few months, you may be suffering from PTSD and should talk with your doctor. You may need to seek professional help to overcome this disorder so that you can go back to living the life you were prior to the crash.
Not only is it important to know if you are suffering from PTSD for your own mental health, but it is critical that you know whether you have been affected by this disorder prior to settling your personal injury claim. If you life has been altered psychologically following a collision with a truck, you need to be compensated accordingly.