How many car accident victims suffer from PTSD? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

According to national statistics, approximately nine percent of all car accident victims will develop PTSD after a crash. If a victim has other emotional issues at the time of the crash, they may be more susceptible to PTSD. Fourteen percent of victims who are seeking mental health treatment and are then in a crash will develop PTSD. And almost 30 percent of victims who seek mental health treatment following the crash and are diagnosed with PTSD have also been diagnosed with other mental health issues, such as depression and 15 percent report a fear of driving.