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Getting Back On Your Motorcycle After a Crash

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Before you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, the anticipation of a ride likely fills you with joy. However, after you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may fear ever getting back on your bike. By learning to recognize the things that fill you with fear, you can work your way back to enjoying something that you once did.

Factors That Prevent You From Riding Again

There are a few factors that could prevent you from riding again:

  • Injury: Some injuries may make it uncomfortable or difficult to ride your motorcycle again.
  • Anxiety: It is normal to experience some level of anxiety following any accident. Some motorcyclists may even experience guilt if others were injured during the motorcycle accident.
  • Loss of property: Damages to your motorcycle can make it so you can’t immediately ride after an accident. During this time, you might fear that you have forgotten how to maneuver your bike.
  • PTSD: Being involved in a major accident can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This includes clear memories or recurring dreams of the motorcycle accident.

Fortunately, it is possible to overcome these challenges:

  • Injury: Work closely with your medical provider on your recovery. Even if you are left with permanent injuries, there are modifications available that can make your motorcycle easier to ride.
  • Anxiety: Feelings of anxiety and guilt are normal following an accident. It is important to accept these feelings and then eventually, explore them. Consider where they are coming from and why you are feeling them. Then, keep in mind, there are both rational and irrational types of fears.
  • Loss of property: A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover the costs you need to repair, or replace your motorcycle.
  • PTSD: PTSD is different than anxiety. While some level of anxiety and fear is expected as you first ride your motorcycle after an accident, the symptoms, of PTSD, are best worked through with a mental health professional. They can help you identify these symptoms while working to overcome them.

Keep in mind that people experience accidents differently. Just because your family and friends don’t understand what you are feeling, does not mean that your feelings are not valid.

Is Pain and Suffering Real?

Pain and suffering is a phrase that is often used when an individual experiences an accident. It is considered a non-economic cost that can be difficult to place a value on. Pain and suffering is the actual, physical pain of the plaintiff’s injuries, as well as the suffering that may ensue. This can look different, depending on the type of accident and the extent of the injuries. Motorcycle accidents can often lead to pain and suffering. This is because they are usually severe and the motorcyclist will often experience extensive injuries. Extensive pain and suffering can also lead to a fear of riding again. It is likely that if you owned a motorcycle and went on frequent rides, it was an activity that you enjoyed. If a negligent individual took this joy away from you, a motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to include this loss of enjoyment in your claim.

Contact a Paterson Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a motorcycle accident in the state of New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Personal injury lawyer, Andrew Prince Esq. represents clients injured because of a motorcycle accident in Jersey City, Clifton, West New York, Clark and throughout New Jersey. Call (908) 304-9187 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 136 Central Avenue, Clark, New Jersey, 07066, as well as an office in West New York, NY.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.