Getting Back on the Road When You’re Healed
A car crash is traumatic, both physically and mentally.
After it’s over, you have a lot to deal with. You have a vehicle that needs repaired, or replaced. And you have mental trauma to heal from and perhaps physical trauma as well. In many cases, physical injuries will heal if you just nurture them a little. But as for those mental injuries, we tend to ignore them and hope they go away.
If you have been in an accident, your first step is to call Herbert Law Group to ensure that you’re properly compensated for all of your losses (not just the damage to your vehicle). But then, it’s time to slowly get over the mental trauma that has occurred.
We’ll help you along here.
Ride in a Car with Someone Else
To get comfortable on the road, you have to get back on the road. But sometimes it’s not as simple as just going for a drive.
Find a friend or family member that you know is a safe driver, and go for a ride with them. Notice how they navigate, pay attention to how they pay attention. Learn to be comfortable just being on the road after your car accident.
Take a Short Drive on Your Own
When you are comfortable again, take a little drive of your own. You don’t have to navigate busy city traffic, or merge onto a crowded interstate.
Cruise around the neighborhood at a slow rate of speed. Don’t worry about complicated intersections. Forget about speeding traffic. Get the feel for the wheel again, and enjoy a casual drive.
Take a Class with a Professional Driver
There are two types of professional drivers: those on the race track and those that teach others to drive. We’re not talking about whipping around the track at a couple hundred miles per hour here.
Instead, take a class with a pro. Re-learn the rules of the road; get comfortable with someone who drives for a living. Ask their advice; find out how they deal with the stress of being around drivers all the time.
Bonus: you can often earn a discount on your insurance rates by taking a driving class as an adult.
Find a Mental Health Expert
If you break a bone, you don’t just walk it off and hope it heals on its own.
If you suffer a heart attack, you wouldn’t just shrug and think, “It will get better eventually.”
Even if you cut your finger you don’t just walk around letting the blood fall where it may.
No, you take care of these things! You visit a doctor, you adjust your lifestyle, you retrain muscles that need retrained. But with mental health, we often try to ignore it and hope it heals on its own. There’s a reason we have doctors that specialize in this field; they can help you heal!
Find a mental health professional. Talk things out with them. Discover how you can overcome your fears and anxieties and live a fulfilling life even after a traumatic experience.
Herbert Law Group Your Car Accident Attorney in Dallas
After a car accident, there’s a lot going on.
If you’re injured, there’s even more going on than if just your car is crunched.
With all that stress, you probably aren’t going to be on top of your game when dealing with insurance adjusters. When offered a settlement that looks like it covers the damage, it’s tempting to accept the offer. But when problems come up later on, perhaps those therapist visits to help sort out the mental trauma you’re going through, your settlement isn’t nearly enough.
That’s why you need a car accident attorney on your side.