How to control anger – personal injury lawyer in Oxford
Being able to control your temper can be invaluable in all areas of your life, but can be even more important when you are on the road. Driving angry can lead to making decisions which endanger yourself and other drivers on the road, and can also make you more susceptible to road rage. If you are angry then you should calm down before you get into your car, but if you become angry whilst on the road, here are a few things you can do to calm yourself down.
- Take a break. Even if you are in the middle of a journey, take a break from what you are doing immediately. Pull over to the side of the road or find somewhere to park so that you can get out of the car and take a quick walk. Taking yourself out of the situation will help you to stop yourself getting too involved in it.
- Take a deep breath. When people are angry or scared they tend to breathe more shallowly, which makes the situation worse and can make the feelings even stronger. Breathe deeply in through your nose, and then out through your mouth allowing the feelings to flow out with your breath.
- Think of something happy. It is almost impossible to stay angry if you are thinking of something which makes you truly happy, so remember a time that you have been really happy in recent memory, and try to put yourself there again. Remembering the details of the moment should make your anger start to subside instantly.
- Talk to a friend. If you can, talk to a friend or loved one before you continue with what you were doing. Just having the support of someone you care for, and hearing their voice, can help you to calm down more quickly.
Making a compensation claim using a personal injury lawyer in Oxford
If you have been injured due to another driver on the road, or because of someone else’s road rage, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation using a personal injury lawyer in Oxford. To make a claim you will need evidence and a good personal injury lawyer in Oxford behind you, but with these things it is fairly simple to make a claim that is more likely to be successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your situation and they will be able to talk you through what has happened and whether or not you are in a position to make a successful claim. If you are, then you will be passed on to an in house personal injury lawyer who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Your personal injury lawyer in Oxford will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.