If you are suffering panic attacks when you are driving, you may feel as though you are completely alone and can’t get the help you need. This is not true, as panic attacks are actually fairly common for drivers. When you are behind the wheel, you are vulnerable to the dangers of the road, as a car is a huge piece of machinery able to cause your death or the death of others.
You should be completely safe as long as you focus on being a good driver and pay attention to the road, but this may not help you to avoid panic attacks. Another common reason for panic attacks is if you have had a Telford and Wrekin car accident in the past. This means that getting behind the wheel can easily bring up bad memories and start a panic attack. Here are some other reasons that panic attacks are common on the roads:
- If you are thinking about panic attacks. People are far more likely to suffer panic attacks if they are worried that they may suffer one. This means that if you have had a panic attack on a certain journey, you are much more likely to suffer another panic attack when you are making that same journey again.
- Physical discomfort from driving. If you are sitting uncomfortably, have your seatbelt too tight, are too hot or blinded by sun, this could easily trigger a panic attack if you are predisposed to them. Make sure that your seat is as comfortable as possible, and that you are cool and relaxed before you set off.
- Danger. Being in danger causes your body’s ‘fight or flight’ reactions, one of which is a panic attack. If you find yourself in a risky situation while driving, then you are much more likely to suffer a panic attack.
- General stress. Because driving is nerve-wracking some of the time, it can be just the type of situation that will trigger a panic attack which was on the way anyway because of general stress in your life.
How to claim compensation for a Telford and Wrekin car accident
One of the ways in which you can start to move on from a Telford and Wrekin car accident is to claim compensation from the person who was at fault. If you have evidence that your Telford and Wrekin car accident was the fault of another driver, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to someone about making a claim.
Our friendly, helpful team will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a compensation claim, and if you do then we can pass you over to our experienced and professional personal injury lawyers.