Coping After a Catastrophic Chicago Car Crash

March 3, 2014

Emotional distress is a common response to any traumatic event one may experience. For some, this distress is temporary, and may only last for a short period of time. But for others, this type of trauma may have an especially painful effect on life after a car crash.

Maybe you know someone who’s afraid to drive through downtown Chicago after getting hit at an intersection. Did you experience serious injuries that left permanent scarring or injuries after the crash? Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with clinical depression after undergoing extreme financial hardship after getting hit by an underinsured driver. There are many different ways that psychological trauma can affect your life after an injury accident. But, in any case, your life can be changed forever because of it.

Strengthen Your Emotional Health After a Crash

  1. Don’t Isolate Yourself. Those who are depressed often retreat to isolation. Asking for support, joining a support group, or finding ways to volunteer can help you maintain focus and purpose during an emotionally difficult time.
  2. Stay Grounded. Try to stick to your normal, daily routine as much as possible. Finding activities that you enjoy, and keep you motivated, may help you focus your attention on positive, daily things.
  3. Your physical health matters. Neglecting physical health is a common result of emotional trauma. But, it’s also been shown to have a direct, contributing effect on emotional trauma, too. Improving your physical health by eating well, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding drugs or alcohol, can also help you heal from the effects of psychological trauma.

The road to recovery from psychological trauma can be a long and weary one that also proves to be rather costly. At Lane Brown, we believe that those ultimately responsible should be held accountable.

Have questions about your rights after a serious Chicagoland auto accident? Not sure where to turn? Our attorneys may be able to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to help aid in your recovery process. Fill out an online comment form to get more information from a skilled attorney.



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