About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you are suffering from PTSD due to a traumatic event, we understand that you may be experiencing feelings of fear, vulnerability, and, possibly, depression. You may be having trouble coping with and moving past your traumatic incident even after several months. Our attorneys empathize with you during this difficult time and are prepared to help you receive your rightful compensation.

What is PTSD?

There is usually a stressor or an event that makes an individual feel incapable of dealing with a fear; thus, ultimately leading to PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterized by reliving a traumatic event such as:

  • War-time experience
  • Rape
  • Receiving severe burns
  • Witnessing a loved one’s death
  • Being a victim of a serious crime or abuse
  • Surviving a major natural disaster (i.e. Hurricane Katrina)
  • Being in a vehicle accident

Developing PTSD depends on:

  • The intensity and severity of the trauma
  • The duration of the trauma
  • Whether or not you already had anxiety, depression, or prior trauma

List of Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Lack of recall concerning parts of the event
  • Feeling detached from others
  • Insomnia
  • Horrific memories


Treatment first begins by addressing some of the behavioral issues associated with a PTSD. Early Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be very beneficial as it helps expedite the recovery process. As an overall aid to recovery, anti-anxiety medications may also be prescribed to you for PTSD.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has experienced post traumatic stress disorder due to a traumatic accident, please contact our lawyers for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. Contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova by calling (602) 265-6700 or by utilizing our online chat services.