What emotions you can expect to feel after an accident, and how to make personal injury claims
After a serious accident which has caused injuries to yourself and your passengers, it is natural to feel a range of emotions in the first few weeks. Whether the accident was your fault or not, dealing with what happened, and how you are feeling physically after the accident can at times make you feel as though you are unable to cope with the situation and that you will never feel emotionally secure again. However, you will be able to get through the situation in time, especially if you know what to expect, and how to deal with each feeling.
- Anger. One of the most common emotions to feel after any serious accident or incident is anger. Although this may seem strange, it is a natural human reaction to be angry with other people and yourself if you have been involved in something serious.
- Sadness. Sadness can easily become depression if you don’t deal with it in time, but it is natural to feel a little sad and tearful for a few days or even a week after the event.
- Guilt. If you were to blame for the accident, and have injured other people, guilt is one of the strongest emotions you might feel, and one which can be very damaging. Make sure to speak to a doctor about your guilt, to get help dealing with it.
- Worry. With so many physical and financial things to sort out after a serious accident, worry is a major issue which can lead to severe stress and this can lead to emotional disorders in the future.
- Grief. Even if no one has died, it is shockingly common to feel a sort of grief after any serious accident. You may be grieving for your old life, for what actually happened or for someone else.
How to make Tunbridge Wells claims
One of the things you can do to start to get a form of closure about the event is to make Tunbridge Wells claims against the person who was at fault. This will offer you a sense of vindication, as well as helping you financially whilst you are recovering physically.
The last thing you want is to make Tunbridge Wells claims and find that they cause you even more stress, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the Tunbridge Wells claims process.
The friendly, helpful team will be able to help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation, and if you do will connect you to our experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who can make a start on your claim on your behalf.
Date Published: 30th June 2014
Author: David Brown