Car accidents, or accidents of any kind, can be extremely traumatic events and the emotional effects often linger long after physical injuries are healed, car repairs are made, and insurance claims are filed. Initial feelings of shock, anger, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and PTSD are normal.
So, what measures can you take to help ease the emotional distress felt after an accident? Try talking to friends & family and let those around you know how you’re feeling. Try getting back to your normal routine as soon as possible. One thing you should definitely avoid is using drugs and alcohol.
But if you feel like those difficult emotions of the accident are lasting too long or get too overwhelming, you should surely seek professional help from a trained therapist, counselor, or other medical professionals.
Car accidents can be scary, but Palm Desert Insurance is here to help. Have more questions? Let us work with you to ensure that you have the right insurance coverage. Get your free quote today or call us at (888) 880-8872.