In a split second, a severe car accident could turn your world upside down, but what happens when emotional trauma sets in? Many victims of car accidents will experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress. It is normal to feel, agitated, scared, angry, confused and many times helpless when the sense of safety has been shattered by a traumatic event.
Dealing with a traumatic event
After an accident most victims will focus on the physical recovery such as treatments and physiotherapy. However one must not ignore the other important part of recovery: a strong support system and being able to talk to a professional about each experience.
After one’s accident, a victim must understand that each wound needs time to heal whether physical or emotional. They must be patient with themselves and their feelings and learn to cope with every emotional anxiety coming their way.
Getting over a trauma
A lot of car accident victims, will find that getting back in the car could be a very difficult task and some might even refuse A lot of professionals suggest that, after the accident it is very important for the victim to take small steps and confront their fear. Once that is done, their life could start again.
It is very important to consult your lawyer and carefully document all issues faced after the accident. An experienced injury lawyer will be able to use all the documentation received from your doctors to support your case.