How to Overcome Driving Fears Following a Car Accident
Car accidents cause more than just physical pain. They can also cause emotional and psychological pain or trauma. Long after physical injuries have healed, many drivers have to overcome fear and distress on the road.
But fear and stress on the road can often cause hesitance while driving, leading to even more accidents. To help overcome post-accident driving fears, follow these simple tips from the Atlanta serious accident attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C.
Take Defensive Driving Course
Taking a defensive driving course can help provide drivers with added confidence on the road. When you practice being aware of, and driving defensively around, cars and obstacles on the road, it helps you get more comfortable and confident around other drivers. It also helps fearful drivers learn defensive driving skills in all types of different situations.
Consider Counseling or Therapy
One way to overcome driving fears is to take part in some counseling or therapy sessions, especially following severe or traumatic car accidents. After a serious accident, many people experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which can be triggered by being in a car or driving. It can even be triggered by the sights and sounds of the road. A certified counselor or psychologist can help retrain your brain to overcome these fears through cognitive behavioral therapy.
Meditate and Rest
After a severe car accident, sometimes a victim needs to distance themselves from the pain and trauma of a situation to give them time to heal. With adequate rest and time, as well as a peaceful meditation routine, you can give yourself enough distance to help recoup after an accident.
Contact the Car Accident Attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C.
If you’ve been injured in a car or truck accident, contact the attorneys at Pope and Howard, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you recover after an accident by helping you find compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical expenses. Contact us today at 404-885-9999 for a consultation with our legal team.