Should I see a doctor if I’m having nightmares after a car crash?

Many people suffer from flashbacks or experience nightmares following a car crash. While some of this is normal and is only temporary, other people end up suffering from nightmares and feelings of fear and anxiety for a long time. Because you don’t know if you are in the group of people who will experience these nightmares temporarily or long-term, it is always wise to seek medical attention.

Nightmares and frequent flashbacks of a car wreck could indicate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Because diagnosing PTSD after a crash can be difficult to detect, you need to tell your doctor about your nightmares and if you are experiencing any other symptoms such as anxiety, fear, anger, memory problems, emotional numbness.

If you are suffering from PTSD, seeking therapy as soon as possible can help in your mental and emotional recovery. Because getting professional help can be expensive, you should pursue financial compensation to cover your costs of therapy. You shouldn’t have to suffer mentally and financially for someone else’s negligence.

If you would like to learn more about pursuing a personal injury claim after a car accident that caused you psychological trauma, you can contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a South Florida accident attorney in a free consultation today.