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Tips for Handling Post-Accident Stress

by Staff Blogger | July 28th, 2017

If you’re suffering from emotional distress after an accident, you’re not alone.

For some accident victims, the deepest wounds they suffer are psychological. Depression, anxiety, and newfound phobias are common after traumatic accidents, and they can continue to interfere with victims’ lives long after their physical injuries have healed.

Dealing with these issues while you’re recovering can be difficult, but there are steps you can take that will help you move forward with your life, such as:

  • Talking to friends, family members, or a counselor about the accident
    Speaking about the accident, including the events leading up to it and how you felt after it and during your recovery, with people you trust can help you come to terms with what happened.
  • Following all your doctor’s orders
    It’s important to have a goal during the aftermath of your accident. Whether it’s reducing your pain, increasing your mobility, or even going back to work, following your doctor’s orders can improve your recovery and your self-esteem.

You also may find relief by keeping a journal and documenting your thoughts and recovery process, participating in your favorite hobbies and activities once you’re able to do so, and eating healthy and getting exercise.

Car accidents can be especially traumatic—especially if they leave you hurting and unable to work. Let our Nashville auto accident lawyers fight for your rights to full compensation. Our consultations are free, and we know what it takes to build a strong case on your behalf.