A motorcycle accident is a serious and unnerving event for even the most seasoned rider. The speed, suddenness, and violence of an accident is jarring to a motorcycle rider both physically and mentally.
In my years of practice as a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer working with clients on motorcycle accident compensation claims, I have seen many cases where post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is suffered by my clients as a result of their accident.
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is diagnosed when troubling psychological symptoms from an event persist for more than one month after the occurrence. Before post traumatic stress disorder was well understood, it was referenced by other names such as “shell shock”, to describe the distress exhibited by soldiers returning from a war who had been in traumatic wartime situations and who had
lingering emotional troubles.
What are the Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post traumatic stress disorder is characterized by symptoms such as fear, nervousness, guilt, shock, and anger. The circumstances of a motorcycle accident may include serious injury and vehicles colliding with great speed and force, altering lives in an instant.
Someone who is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder might play the crash over and over again in their mind – unable to turn it off. There may be guilt and remorse about how they acted, whether it is justified or not.
Recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A motorcycle accident compensation claim is an effective way to obtain the needed financial means to get treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. Improvement may be gradual, but with psychotherapy and medication, people find relief from their symptoms and transition back to a normal life.
As your motorcycle accident lawyer, Pennsylvania injury lawyer, Lee D. Gaber, Esquire will include as much psychological treatment as needed into your motorcycle accident settlement request.
For help with a motorcycle accident compensation claim for post traumatic stress disorder, or any other injury, call The Cycle Attorney, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney Lee D. Gaber, Esquire, at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW) to get experienced legal counsel. I am interested in hearing your story.
My law firm has filed thousands of Pennsylvania motorcycle actions; if you have questions about the basic process, please reference my Motorcycle Lawyers FAQ.