How Do I Cope With PTSD After A Bike Accident?

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

People who don’t experience life-or-death situations and the fight or flight mechanism daily won’t always know how to process what has happened.  PTSD is a distressing condition resulting from our brains getting stuck in survival mode.

What Are The Symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD is diagnosed when these symptoms get worse rather than better or last longer than a month.

What Are The Symptoms of PTSD?

• Flashbacks or dreams that force the victim to relive the event over and over regardless of their current circumstances or surroundings. • Victims avoid situations, experiences, or people that might remind them of the traumatic event. • They may seem jumpy, on edge, and overreact to situations they usually would take in stride.

What Treatment Options Are Available For PTSD?

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • Cognitive Processing Therapy • Prolonged Exposure

Is Therapy Expensive? Will My Insurance Company Cover The Cost?

The cost of your treatment, both physical and mental, should be covered by the at-fault driver’s car insurance.  If the at-fault party is driving without insurance or without adequate insurance, or if the insurance company balks at paying your bills, this can put you in a difficult position.  That’s where a bike accident attorney is most helpful.

Is Therapy Expensive? Will My Insurance Company Cover The Cost?

Bike accident lawyers act as your advocate when dealing with insurance  companies. Their goal is to return you to a pre-accident condition, or as close as they can come, by making sure your current and future expenses are paid for.  These expenses may include medical costs, prescription costs, lost wages, property repair or replacement, and more.

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