If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a motorcycle crash, then you are not weak. It is not a condition that should cause you any embarrassment. Instead, it is a condition that may develop after you are injured in a frightening way. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it was our tough and honored war veterans who first brought PTSD to the attention of the American public. However, anyone who has been through a trauma such as a motorcycle accident may develop this condition.

If You Have PTSD Then You Deserve a Fair Recovery

PTSD can affect your life in significant ways. Specifically, motorcycle accident victims who experience PTSD may:

  • Re-experience their accidents. This can come in the form of flashbacks, nightmares, or scary thoughts.
  • Avoid certain situations. You may, for example, avoid things that remind you of the motorcycle accident or cause you to experience symptoms of guilt, depression or worry. You may lose interest in things, such as riding your motorcycle, that you once enjoyed.
  • Be hyper-aroused. This may mean that you feel on edge, stressed, or angry. You may be easily startled. It could mean that you have trouble sleeping, eating, or concentrating on things.

These symptoms could interfere with your work, your everyday life, and even your physical recovery.

How to Protect Yourself Now

Don’t let an imaginary stigma prevent your fair recovery. Some of the most respected men and women in our country, including some of our war heroes, suffer from PTSD. If you are one of the people who suffer from PTSD after a motorcycle crash, then you should protect your possible recovery. You can get started today by contacting us directly via this website to schedule a confidential and free consultation about your legal rights and possible recovery.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.