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PTSD is a reality for many victims of truck accidents

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with wartime experiences. However, it is also a reality that negatively affects countless victims of truck collisions. The experience of a rapidly occurring accident causes physical pain and damages. But, what about the psychological aftermath of surviving a traumatic accident?

The mind can be a fragile place with many triggers based on past experiences. If you or a loved one is a survivor of a roadway truck crash, you may have a significant increase of fear and anxiety getting behind the wheel again. It is not uncommon for individuals with PTSD to suffer from severe panic attacks along with debilitating anxiety. Any thought or action related to the crash can spike harmful psychosomatic responses.

PTSD and other emotional problems

Truck accident victims are first-hand witnesses to the impact of a severe crash. The road to recovery may include re-occurring images of breaking glass, fire, ambulance sirens, mangled metal and more. These sensory details get permanently inscribed on the pages of a person’s memory. Victims may often feel a spiral of depression and sadness in addition to PTSD. These emotional problems commonly stem from losing a loved one, rehabilitation of their injuries, loss of personal freedom and ability to work and earn as before.

Getting help

Truck accident victims deserve immediate assistance for all aspects related to their horrific experience. In a matter of seconds, a person’s life can be completely devastated. The road to recovery and personal stability is often challenging. However, there are resources to help victims find help and address the legal issues that carry over the event.

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