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Know The PTSD Signs After Your South Florida Motorcycle Crash

If you suffered a serious injury in a South Florida motorcycle crash, or if you witnessed the death of someone else, chances are you may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, you might not even know you are suffering from PTSD because you may assume that being involved in a serious accident is bound to impact you emotionally.

While serious traffic accidents can impact people, there is a difference between being emotionally rattled and suffering from PTSD. In order to not miss being diagnosed properly and getting the correct psychological treatment, make sure you are looking out for the following PTSD signs and notify your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Nightmares, insomnia and having trouble sleeping
  • Flashbacks of the crash or visualizing the wreck over and over again
  • Fear, worry, and anxiety associated with riding a motorcycle again
  • Problems concentrating
  • Issues relating to people
  • Emotional numbness
  • Depression

Because it is critical to your health and well-being, as well as to your Florida personal injury claim, you never want to ignore these signs. While you may not want to hear that you have PTSD after a motorcycle crash, it is better to learn about the condition and seek treatment and the compensation you deserve to get the help you need.

Living with PTSD is living with a life-threatening fear, which is why it is important that you seek professional help. A psychologist or therapist with experiencing in treating PTSD can help you; however, every case is different. You may need treatment only for a few weeks, or you may recover from PTSD over the next several years.

Not only do you need to seek professional help, but it is wise to seek legal help in order to get the compensation you need. At the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, we will help you seek justice and just compensation so that you can get the treatment you need. Call to learn about your legal rights in a free case consultation today at 954-677-0155.

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