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Dealing with Shock After a Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident can be an extremely traumatic experience, even if no serious physical injuries are caused. The following are facts about psychological shock that may be useful following a Wisconsin motorcycle crash:

  • Medically, when one experiences shock, it means that the body’s organs and tissues are not receiving enough blood flow to function normally, and the oxygen imbalance can cause damage to the organs. This can be caused physiologically or psychologically, and in both cases shock should be treated immediately to prevent further damage.
  • Though less visible than physical injury, and therefore sometimes more difficult to diagnose and treat, psychological shock can have serious negative effects on one’s body and mind.
  • A main problem with psychological shock following a motorcycle accident is that sometimes a person can have injuries that he cannot feel due to numbness caused by poor blood flow. Serious injuries may go unnoticed until it is too late.
  • When people hear bad news about someone close to them, or experience a traumatic event such as a Wisconsin bike wreck, they may experience psychological shock, which may have lasting effects on their mental health.
  • Symptoms of shock to watch out for following a Madison motorcycle crash include: very low blood pressure, weakness or nausea, pain in the chest, rapid but faint pulse, sweating profusely, feeling faint, dizzy, or light-headed, skin that is clammy to the touch, unconsciousness, rapid but very shallow breathing, feelings of anxiety, agitation or confusion, blue lips and fingernails.

If you or someone you know has suffered from shock after being involved in a motorcycle collision, contact the law offices of Hupy and Abraham toll-free at 800-800-5678 or locally at 608-277-7777.Call today to arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, and to order your FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.