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Did you experience a catastrophic event that caused you to develop symptoms of emotional trauma? 

Anyone who suffers or witnesses a catastrophic personal injury event is at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including serious car or truck accident victims, or those that experience electrocutions, animal attacks, or any similar emotionally traumatizing event. Most victims suffer mental reactive symptoms triggered by thoughts of the traumatic incident, while other suffer cognition or mood symptoms such as issues with information recall, negative or distorted feelings, and loss of interest. 


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is a "silent injury" with effects that often do not arise until weeks, or sometimes months later. Psychologists and researchers provide that traumatic experiences causing PTSD actually “rewire” the way the victim's brain processes information, causing the stress disorder to alter a person's cognitive function, at no fault of their own.


If you believe you could be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the actions of another person, we can help. Niles Sneed is a PTSD Attorney that regularly assists victims in not only securing full compensation for their injuries and damages, but also obtaining the psychological treatment necessary to begin restoring their sense of normal. Call and ask to speak with Niles Sneed directly at 866-434-0014. As always, consultations with our personal injury attorneys are free and all cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing until we are successful for you. 

What Are The Common Symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These symptoms cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships. They can also interfere with your ability to go about your normal daily tasks.

PTSD symptoms are in four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person and include: 

  • Flashbacks or nightmares

  • Frightening thoughts.

  • Feeling numb

  • Avoiding certain situations

  • Having trouble remembering

  • Feeling depressed or guilty all the time

  • Being hyper-aroused, jittery, on edge

  • Angry outbursts

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Suicidal thoughts

Our law firm focuses on PTSD and its intrusion on your life. Many law firms secure lower client settlements because they think "how the injury happened" is paramount, it isn't. Our Texas PTSD Injury lawyers recognized long ago that the size of your victory is directly linked to how well we focus our energy and firm resources into discovering and illuminating how the avoidable injury has greatly impacted you now and moving forward.

How Can An Attorney Help In A Lawsuit Asserting Emotional Trauma?

If someone’s recklessness or negligence caused you to develop PTSD, the focus in the lawsuit will be on expert testimony. To establish PTSD, your attorney may invite an expert witness, likely a psychiatrist, to testify about and convince the court as to the following:

  • Injury: You suffered some psychological injury, as shown by various symptoms

  • Causation: A specific traumatic event triggered that mental or emotional injury

  • Recoverable Damages: You should at least recover your treatment costs

The challenge in a PTSD lawsuit comes from the "battle of experts." Opposing experts will likely argue that PTSD can only be triggered by some enormous traumatic events related to wars and natural disasters. The jury will have to decide if plaintiff’s PTSD claims are genuine.

What Is The Time Limit On Asserting A Claim?


There is a time limit for all personal injury cases–generally it’s two years with earlier exceptions. It’s important to treat all injuries seriously and to seek legal, as well as medical help. Most people don’t want to accept an accident’s seriousness. 

Protect yourself and your loved ones by seeking legal help once you’ve had an accident or serious injury. PTSD can manifest itself after your physical wounds have healed. Once you sign off with an insurance carrier, your right to get more money for treatment is forfeited.

What Are PTSD Cases Different From Other Cases?

With a physical injury, there is a simple and obvious healing trajectory—it’s very clear that your bone is broken, you receive treatment and your bone heals. Post-traumatic stress disorder issues are oftentimes not easy to identify or they may not surface for a little while later after an incident. A client may seem a little odd, with personality changes that only seem obvious to the closest friend or relative. Some people end up having really significant PTSD injuries. They continue to have lingering headaches, numbness or tingling–signs that they may have PTSD or a brain injury. Some of our clients have trouble getting back into a car to drive again, ascending ladders, or going near chemical plants, or back around or in the presence of whatever mechanism caused him to suffer the ongoing emotional trauma. 

Because PTSD is a silent injury, our Texas PTSD Lawyers have our clients treated by Statewide and Nationally Renowned psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, and cognitive and behavioral therapists. These evaluations and treatment processes are imperative to you or your loved one not only obtaining a noteworthy recovery, but healing and being able to restore aspects of their life that were lost following the accident they experienced that was caused by the negligence of another person or company. 

Lawyers That Help With PTSD Lawsuits 

If you or a loved one has suffered a PTSD or related emotional symptoms due to the wrongful conduct of another, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation, including all current and anticipated medical costs and compensation for your pain and suffering.

An experienced and compassionate Texas PTSD Injury Lawyer at Sneed|Mitchell LLP can help with your lawsuit and aid you throughout the process. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Attorney Niles Sneed is ready to assist you in litigating legal actions against the individual or company that contributes to causing your emotional and psychological impairments. Call and ask to speak with Niles Sneed directly today at 866-434-0014. We can help.

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