If you have had a serious road accident then it can feel difficult or almost impossible to get back on the road afterwards. Even if your accident was the fault of someone else, you may struggle to reconcile with the idea of you being behind the wheel again, particularly if you or your passengers were badly injured. However, not getting back behind the wheel as soon as you are able may actually cause a phobia to build up, and this may lead to you never being able to drive again, so it is important that you make the effort to start driving again quickly. Here are some tips on dealing with the idea of driving again after your accident.
- Deal with the emotional fallout from the accident first. Before you even consider getting back into your car, ensure that you have dealt with the emotions and fear caused by being involved in an accident in the first place. Speak to your doctor or a therapist about the situation and allow yourself to go through the various stages of grief and upset following your accident.
- Take a top up driving course. For many people, even if the accident was not their fault, having the validation that they are a better driver now can help to get them back on the road. Take a short top up driving course to help to build your confidence. You will also be able to get great encouragement from your instructor during these lessons.
- Change your car. Often, the memory of what happened in the accident will be intrinsically linked with the car that you were driving, so even if your car did not sustain too much damage it may be worthwhile selling it and starting again with a new vehicle.
Can you make a no win no fee* in Bishop’s Waltham claim?
If your accident was caused by someone else then you may well be able to make a no win, no fee* in Bishop’s Waltham claim for compensation. Compensation can help you to get over your car accident in a number of ways. First of all, it allows you to pay for things like medical treatments and therapy, as well as covering you for any damage to your personal possessions. Secondly, it helps you to get some validation after the accident, proving to you that you are not at fault and helping you to draw a line under it.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about your accident. They will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for a no win, no fee* in Bishop’s Waltham claim and, if you do, will pass you over to dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyers. Your lawyers will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will even work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 18th January 2014
Author: David Brown