Serious accidents are over in mere seconds but they can live with us for years to come. If you have been injured in a serious accident, you might be having trouble moving on. You might feel scared, sad, or angry. You might be dealing with anxiety, nightmares, and other serious side effects that often follow accidents. The good news is that there are steps you can take that can help. Keep reading to learn what they are and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation if you need help after an accident.
- Be Honest with Yourself About Your Feelings
- Talk to Someone About the Accident
- Try to Return to Normal as Much as Possible
- Call an Attorney
It is common for people to feel stressed, to have high anxiety, and to suffer depression after a serious accident. This is normal. You might have memories or flashbacks of the accident. You might have a fear of driving if you were in a car accident, a fear of dogs if the accident involved a dog bite, or another hyper specific fear associated with the particular type of accident you were involved with.
These feelings are real. They are normal. They are okay. Trying to push them away or convince yourself that you are fine is not helping anyone. Just like ignoring your physical injuries does nothing to help them heal, ignoring your emotional injuries does not help either.
It can be extremely helpful to talk to a professional about your accident. This allows you to process your emotions, learn about solutions, and find ways to move forward. However, we know that it can be hard to pick up that phone and make an appointment. If you are not yet ready to call a counselor, at least talk to a trusted friend or loved one who can listen as you process your complex emotions.
It might seem impossible, but sometimes you have to “fake it until you make it.” Get back into your routine. If you used to get up early and sit on your front porch with a cup of coffee, try doing that again. Spend time with the people you care about. Get back into the activities you have always enjoyed. If it does not feel natural, try it anyway – you might feel “normal” again faster than you think.
Calling an attorney can help you move forward in a number of ways. First, it gives you a sense of control. It helps you realize that you have taken all the steps you can to hold the at-fault party accountable. Second, it can relieve the financial burden which gives you the room you need to heal. If you are ready to find out how a personal injury case might help you move forward, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.