Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic for victims and can often significantly impact their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Many Florida motorcycle accident victims suffer major damage to their mental health following a motorcycle accident, and disorders like PTSD, anxiety, and depression may continue to affect their daily lives long after their accidents. If you have suffered adverse changes to your mental health after a motorcycle accident, you may have grounds to recover monetary compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim.
Frank P. Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law is dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims hold negligent parties fully accountable for the harm they have caused. He has a wealth of experience achieving successful outcomes for his clients in Florida and is ready to apply his knowledge and skills to your unique case. When you partner with him, you can trust that your case is in experienced and capable hands.
Ways a Motorcycle Accident Can Impact Your Mental Health
Motorcycle accidents can severely affect victims and profoundly impact their mental health. While every accident is unique, many victims tend to suffer similar mental health effects, including the following:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
TBIs can cause victims to suffer changes in their cognitive and physical abilities, and many even experience changes in their behavior and personality. These shifts in brain functions can be challenging to deal with, often leading to adverse mental health effects for victims.
Temporary or Permanent Disabilities
Victims may permanently or temporarily lose some motor functions following a motorcycle accident. These disabilities can impact the victim’s ability to participate in their hobbies or raise their children, leading to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Many motorcycle accident victims experience crippling fear after their accident that can prevent them from riding a motorcycle or even getting behind the wheel of a car. This type of extreme anxiety is often diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can require extensive treatment to help the victim feel safe again after their accident.
Mental injuries can be just as severe as physical injuries and take a toll on a motorcycle accident victim’s life. If you have suffered mental and emotional damage due to a Florida motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options for recourse.
Possible Damages Available for Mental Health Injuries Following a Motorcycle Accident
To recover monetary compensation for your mental injuries, you must prove that you also suffered physical injuries from the accident. A skilled attorney can investigate your case and work to build a solid claim to establish your physical and emotional losses. A few types of mental health-related damages your attorney may be able to help you recover include the following:
- Counseling and other treatment expenses;
- New medications;
- Loss of enjoyment in life;
- Emotional distress;
- Pain and suffering.
Frank P. Marsalisi is dedicated to considering his clients’ current and future needs as he fights for the maximum monetary compensation available on their behalf.
Speak With an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Marsalisi Law
If you have suffered mental health injuries in a Florida motorcycle accident, you deserve compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other losses. Frank P. Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law has 15 years of experience protecting motorcycle accident victims’ rights and achieving favorable outcomes for their cases. He is fluent in English and Spanish and understands the ins and outs of Florida personal injury law. He is prepared to use his extensive experience and skills to fight for you.
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