Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A Braxton County dog attack attorney can help if you are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, after a dog bite. This is one of the more serious consequences of such attacks. This condition may develop after a traumatic or emotionally painful event, and it may last as little as six months or even as long as a lifetime.
PTSD can severely affect a person’s level of happiness, their quality of life and their ability to function on a day-to-day basis. It may cause a lack of focus, an inability to work or attend school, and a crippling fear of whatever event caused the PTSD (in this case, dogs.) As far as children are concerned, PTSD may be especially debilitating and could play a role in shaping their outlook on certain aspects of life.
After a dog bite or any other traumatic event, PTSD may not be obvious right away. Typically, symptoms of the disorder will begin to present themselves within the first three months after the tragedy.
Symptoms of PTSD may include:
- flashbacks to the attack;
- trouble sleeping and nightmares;
- emotional withdrawal, depression and anxiety;
- a fear of dogs and going outside in general;
- irrational thoughts or fears;
- anti-social behavior;
- irritability; and
- problems focusing at school or at work.
PTSD caused by a dog bite can have serious, long-lasting effects on both children and adults. It’s important to seek treatment from a licensed psychologist if you believe you or something you love may have PTSD.
Contact Braxton County Dog Attack Attorney
If you or your child suffered a dog bite, you may consider filing a claim to recoup the medical bills and damages you’ve incurred, as well as for the pain, anguish and loss of quality of life you may have experienced. Call 888-436-0859 to speak with a Braxton County dog attack attorney at The Miley Legal Group today to learn about your legal options.