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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The psychological impact of causing a car accident


    The psychological impact of causing a car accident can be severe. Many people who blame themselves for car accidents may experience extreme guilt and require counselling to help them make sense of the events. If someone died or sustained long-term injuries in the accident, the guilt can be particular tough to cope with.

    The psychological impact of causing a car accident

    People who didn’t cause the crash but escaped with minor or no injuries may also find themselves coping with strong feelings of guilt. This feeling is widely known as survivor’s guilt. One of the first things to do if you’re dealing with the psychological impact of causing a car accident is to try to address the issue straight away. Speaking to a therapist can be a very wise move. Some people are prescribed antidepressants to help them cope with the guilt and lift their mood. Many people decide that car accidents were their fault just because they survived, even if there is no rational reason to think they were the cause of the accident. Maybe you’re dealing with the psychological impact of causing a car accident even though you have been told it wasn’t your fault?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we do have vast experience when it comes to helping people claim after car accidents. If you have been hurt in an accident and it wasn’t your fault but a person you know like a family member or friend was responsible and you don’t want to send them into financial ruin, it’s important to note that you won’t be taking money from them directly. Anything paid out to you will actually come from insurance. We have been in the personal injury claims business for over 16 years and have worked on thousands of car accident claims. We are waiting to speak to you if you do require compensation following an accident on the road that you didn’t cause.

    A no-win, no-fee basis

    At Accident Advice Helpline we work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which takes the financial risk away from making a claim. You can find out if you’re likely to be eligible to make a claim by taking the 30-second test on our site or calling 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). All information given to one of our friendly advisors will be kept confidential and you have no obligation to carry on with your claim, even though we advise you take up our offer.

    Date Published: May 4, 2017

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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