Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common delayed symptom that can appear in the days following a motorcycle accident. Children are especially susceptible. Seek medical care immediately if you experience or notice a loved one suffering from any of the following signs of PTSD.
Some of these symptoms are common after a serious motorcycle accident and will fade in the days following. When symptoms of PTSD last for at least a month, a medical evaluation can determine if you have the disorder. If you are diagnosed with PTSD, the symptoms can last for months or years after the motorcycle crash. Treatment can include counseling, psychotherapy, and medications such as antidepressants or ones to control anxiety.
PTSD is quite common following a motorcycle crash, and anyone involved or a witness to one can suffer from it. Those who are mainly at a high risk of developing PTSD after a motorcycle accident includes:
The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine released a study in 2009 that reported approximately 25 percent of people injured in a motor vehicle accident develop PTSD.
You have the right to recover damages if you are diagnosed with PTSD after a motorcycle accident. However, it can be challenging to link emotional injuries like PTSD to a crash since symptoms typically don’t become evident until months later. It is critical to work with an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer, as soon as they will work with your treatment team and can help you prove your diagnosis is related to the crash. Call our Houston injury attorneys at Ramsey Law Group at (888) 335-7477 today to schedule a free consultation.