Running Into Roadblocks Due To Service-Connected PTSD?

Too Many Veterans Land on the Wrong Side of the Law Due To PTSD. Atkinson Law Can Help Them Navigate This Intricate Maze.

The brave men and women who don the military uniform and head into combat zones carry an unwavering commitment to protect our nation. But for those returning home, the battle doesn't end there; it merely shifts them to another front. This is especially true for veterans battling PTSD. If you're facing legal troubles due to PTSD, there's hope, and it comes in the form of Atkinson Law.

What Is PTSD?

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a mental health condition triggered by witnessing a traumatic event. These circumstances aren't limited to soldiers or combat; any overwhelming life experience can cause PTSD and can affect anyone, regardless of age, profession, or gender. Fortunately, PTSD is treatable, and many individuals find relief through therapies and interventions.

Common Symptoms

PTSD can hinder the day-to-day life. Veterans, in particular, may feel embarrassed and hesitant to seek help. Their adverse conduct might get them into legal trouble. They might also find it challenging to navigate the VA disability claim appeal. Many might not recognize the signs in the first place.

If you've been experiencing the following for months, it definitely warrants a consultation:

  • Flashbacks of the distressing memories

  • Avoiding discussions related to the trauma

  • Detachment and lack of positive emotions

  • Constant agitation and easy startling

  • Negative self-view and guilt

  • Rapid mood changes

  • Sleep issues

  • Difficulty focusing

  • Physical distress

  • Self-destructive behavior

  • Trust issues

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How PTSD Affects Later In Life

While some PTSD symptoms can manifest shortly after a trauma, PTSD can often arise years later, especially as a veteran ages.

Retirement can provide excess time for reflections on past traumas, and age-related medical conditions might intensify the associated symptoms.

A sudden halt in substance use, previously masking the pain, might also exacerbate PTSD. Moreover, a lack of support can deteriorate the mental well-being of a veteran, leading to unfortunate interactions with the legal system.

Why PTSD-Affected Veterans Need Legal Representation

Coming home with PTSD can feel like facing an unseen enemy. It can hinder your peace, relationships, job prospects, and overall quality of life. Once affected, your PTSD can trigger undesirable behavior and get you into trouble with the legal system. Even the path to getting your VA benefits can seem treacherous.

With proper legal counsel by your side, you can expect to receive the benefits and a life you are entitled to, along with the resources that assist you with the healing process.

At Atkinson Law, we have years of experience in fighting for veterans' rights. We also understand the intricacies of PTSD-related cases. Our impeccable track record speaks volumes. Numerous Maryland veterans are now leading better lives thanks to the benefits we have helped them secure.

For us, you aren't just a case number. We foster genuine relationships and work to understand everyone's unique journey. That's exactly what PTSD-affected veterans seek to get their life back on track.

Reach Out Today!

Our team at Atkinson Law has carved out a niche in supporting veterans with PTSD. We recognize their trials and the urgency of getting the support they deserve. We also fight for the rights of law enforcement personnel, first responders, and more.

The Atkinson Law team ensures that your unseen battles are acknowledged, validated, and addressed adequately. When the going gets tough, remember, we're just a call away, ready to preserve your rights.

Contact us at 410-882-9595 today. Together, we'll navigate the road ahead, ensuring you get the respect and support you deserve.