I Feel Anxious And Worried About Getting Back On My Motorcycle Following A Crash. Could This Be PTSD?
It is pretty normal to feel some worry and fear about getting back on a motorcycle following a Florida motorcycle crash; however, it is not normal to be constantly living in a state of fear or worry. If you are honestly terrified to ride your motorcycle again and you are reliving the wreck in your thoughts and dreams, you may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
People can suffer from PTSD just by being involved in a crash; however, if you suffered a serious injury or witnessed the death of another person, it is a strong possibility that you may have PTSD. Unfortunately, most doctors don’t test to see if motorcycle accident victims have any PTSD signs, which is why you need to bring your concerns up to your doctor.
PTSD sufferers not only fear riding their motorcycles again, but they may have trouble sleeping, concentrating at work, and communicating with loved ones. Many people with PTSD are affected in every aspect of their lives from their personal life to work life, which is why it is necessary to find out if you have PTSD.
The best way to identify PTSD is to seek professional help. If you have this condition, a psychologist will diagnose you and provide you with treatment. However, treatment may be expensive, which is why it is important that you speak with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer to make sure you get adequate compensation.
The good news is that you are aware of your fear and worry and that you can get help before it is too late. If you are diagnosed with PTSD, contact us to make sure you recover the full amount of your damages. You can reach the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-807-1334 to speak with an experienced accident attorney in a complimentary consultation today.