Panic Attacks Won't Kill You, but They Can Sure Make your Life Miserableby: Dee Adams. Chris remained literally "battered and bruised" and in need of some considerable damage repair. Chris was left literally "battered and bruised" plus necessity of some considerable damage repair. A tort knowing PTSD can be intentional or accidental, but not illegal. Depending on the a part of the brain affected and the severity of the injury, the effect on any one individual may differ greatly.