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PTSD Stress Depression Lawyers - Toronto


A catastrophic injury lawyer is a specialist personal injury advocate with expertise in serious personal injury compensation claims including PTSD, stress, depression, anxiety and psychological illness caused as a result of being involved in a car accident. Our Toronto personal injury lawyers offer a wealth of experience relating to catastrophic impairment and give advice at no cost, with no further obligation, on liability and the potential value of a catastrophic injury compensation claim. Payment for services is based on a contingency fee basis which means that our PTSD stress lawyers only get paid when you get paid. If the case is lost there is nothing whatsoever to pay. If you have suffered from PTSD, stress, depression, anxiety or psychological illness because you have been involved in a car accident caused by a negligent third party you should contact a Toronto personal injury lawyer without delay.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was first documented in World War I as ‘shell shock’ with no real understanding of the condition. PTSD may result when an individual is exposed to a life threatening event. A serious car accident may qualify to precipitate PTSD which may present as depression, stress and anxiety. The more severe the accident the more likely is PTSD which is not uncommon in collisions involving fatalities. PTSD may occur with no physical injury.

Stress Depression & Anxiety

These psychological illnesses may all occur as a result of being exposed to a life threatening event such as a serious car accident especially where friends or relatives are killed or injured. Being exposed to severe stress can precipitate reactive depression which often goes hand in hand with anxiety. People who have previously suffered from a psychological illness may be vulnerable and prone to a recurrence of previous problems.

Ontario Impairment Lawyers

Previously a psychological problem was not considered in establishing whether the parameters for enhanced benefits as a result of catastrophic impairment had been reached however on 23rd December 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed in Kusnierz v. The Economical Mutual Insurance Co. that psychological impairments should be combined with physical impairments to determine whether a car accident victim has suffered a catastrophic impairment amounting to “55 per cent whole person impairment”.