Our motorcycle accident attorneys see many crash survivors who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Motorcycle accidents happen in an instant. The rider is enjoying his bike when everything changes. There is no warning and there is no way to prepare. Motorcycle crashes can cause serious physical injuries, but they can also cause mental and emotional injuries. PTSD is one of these injuries.
Symptoms and signs of post-traumatic stress disorder after a motorcycle crash:
- Recurring dreams about the accidents
- Persistent flashbacks or memories of the accident
- Reliving the feeling experienced during the motorcycle crash
- Obsessing about the accident
- Acting as if the accident is still happening
- Anxiety or stress when reminded of the motorcycle crash
- Lack of interest in the motorcycle or anything associated with motorcycling
- Avoiding the scene of the accident
- Inability to remember the accident
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Appearing withdrawn or detached from family and friends
- Numbness or an inability to experience emotions
- A feeling of impending doom
- Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
- Emotional outbursts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Appearing “on alert” at all times
Suspect PTSD if the symptoms last for more than one month after the motorcycle accident or start more than three months after the crash. Encourage your husband to discuss his symptoms with a doctor or counselor. It is possible to recover from PTSD with help.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Hupy and Abraham can’t fix your medical problems, but we can help you get justice and accountability after your motorcycle wreck if it took place in Wisconsin, Illinois or Iowa. Learn about your rights in The Ultimate Guide For Motorcycle Accident Victims or call us at 800-800-5678.