Austin Motorcycle Accident PTSD Lawyer
If you’ve been emotionally traumatized by a motorcycle wreck, you deserve to be compensated for what you’ve been through. Find out if you have a case by speaking with an Austin motorcycle accident PTSD lawyer.
While horrific physical injuries are often associated with motorcycle crashes, many people fail to realize just how extensive the emotional trauma caused by one of these wrecks can be. In fact, it’s not uncommon for crash victims to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety without fully realizing what they’re experiencing.
The good news is that if a link can be established that proves your trauma was caused by the wreck, then you’ll be able to seek compensation to pay for the medication and therapy that will be necessary for your recovery. The bad news is that this usually requires filing an injury claim against the at-fault party’s insurer, and they won’t want to pay for your care unless they absolutely have to.
By working with an Austin motorcycle accident PTSD lawyer from Colley & Colley, you can take a great deal of the stress out of the legal process so that you can focus on getting better. We can handle the insurance, answer your questions, and ensure that you get the funds you need and deserve.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Ruin Your Life
Just because an injury isn’t physical, it doesn’t mean that the impact it has on your quality of life is any less real. PTSD can make it impossible to take part in your daily routine or get to work. When someone suffers from PTSD caused by a motorcycle accident, any sound or situation that reminds him or her of the crash could trigger the disorder.
This means that a loud noise could cause you to flash back to the wreck and relive the experience all over again. Driving a vehicle might become impossible for the same reason. Even riding as a passenger might be out of the question.
Obviously, this can make it incredibly difficult to work and even do things like go to the grocery store or take your kids to the park. This can lead to further stresses, as your family and friends begin to treat you differently or drift away.
Emotional Trauma and Financial Compensation
In addition to the compensation that you’ll need to recover for your physical injuries and the damage done to your motorcycle, PTSD, anxiety, and other emotional disorders will inflict a number of their own damages and losses that you’ll need to be compensated for.
By working with an attorney, you can ensure that all of your financial and non-economic losses will be identified and included in your settlement. PTSD could easily require compensation to cover any of the following items:
- Current and future medical and therapy bills
- Lost wages and income
- Alternative transportation expenses
- Medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter
- Pain and suffering
- Lost companionship and sexual function
- Lost enjoyment of life
Speak with an Austin Motorcycle Accident Emotional Trauma Lawyer
It can be hard enough to get a fair settlement out of an insurance company when you’re a motorcycle rider, and it can be even harder when your wounds aren’t physically visible. Colley & Colley can help you get the settlement you need for any emotional trauma you’ve suffered because of your motorcycle crash. Schedule a free consultation by calling 1-877-411-2001 or by completing the form below.