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Signs and Symptoms of PTSD Following a Bicycle Accident

Any type of traffic collision is traumatizing, especially when one vehicle involved is a small bicycle and the other is a larger and heavier car or truck. This is why many victims of bicycle accidents have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, most people who suffer from PTSD in a collision aren’t aware of it.

This is why it is important to bring attention to National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day this June 27th, in order to make more accident victims aware of the signs and symptoms of this disorder.
Some of the symptoms associated with PTSD include:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Disconnection
  • Confusion
  • Loneliness
  • Sadness
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks

When victims suffer more than one of these feelings after traffic accidents, it is possible they may be suffering the emotional and mental effects of PTSD. Sadly, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is real and affects people psychologically and emotionally. As a result, victims living with this disorder suffer in their personal relationships, work life, and their own mental health.

Unfortunately, these aren’t the only symptoms of PTSD. People suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may have flashbacks of the wreck and constantly relive the accident over and over again in their minds. In addition, they may fear ever getting on a bicycle again or being anywhere in traffic. If this sounds familiar, you need to seek medical attention immediately.

If you do have PTSD, getting the right professional help can be expensive. This is why it is critical that you seek the advice of an accident attorney to make sure you are getting the compensation you deserve. Not only will you need to make a financial recovery for your physical injuries, but you need to collect compensation for your mental and emotional damages.

Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a trusted personal injury attorney in South Florida for a free consultation at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 today.

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