Car crash victims may suffer driving anxiety after being involved in an accident. After an accident, drivers may become more cautious on the road or feel unnerved when passing the accident site. While it is normal to experience some anxiety after suffering an injury caused by an accident, here are some ways to help you cope and heal:
- Give Yourself Time – If you are feeling worried or fretful when you get back behind the wheel, be patient with yourself. Anxiety is normal, especially after a trying or traumatic experience
- Communicate Your Feelings – Talking to a trusted family member or friend can help you process what happened and how you are feeling. Make the conversation constructive by focusing on how you are safe and how you are healing
- Get Back in the Driver’s Seat – Avoiding driving and changing your route to avoid the accident scene can make your anxiety worse. Start with short drives that do not produce stress to help you regain your confidence behind the wheel
- Take Time For Yourself – Anxiety can sometime cause people to neglect themselves. Try to do something you enjoy like a hobby to help put your mind at ease
Anxiety and stress is not unusual after being in an accident. It is important to help yourself heal, not just physically, but also mentally from the experience.
At Burnetti, P.A. we want our clients to focus on recovering and if there is anything we can do to further assist you, please feel free to contact our office.
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