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Psychological trauma and car accidents

On Behalf of | May 23, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Car accidents happen everyday in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean that anyone is prepared to be involved in one themselves. No matter how much you’ve heard about other people’s car accidents, your own will still come as a shock.

Psychological trauma is real

Many car accident victims have some physical injuries and psychological trauma from their experience. Even if you were only involved in a minor fender bender, you may having lasting psychological trauma that makes it difficult for you to get back into a car. Remember that your mind needs time to heal just like your body.

Shock can delay pain

When you are in a state of shock after a car accident, you may not feel any physical pain from your injuries. Your brain will be producing a lot of adrenaline that can mask and delay feelings of pain.

It’s important to understand that you are not in your right mind while you are in a state of shock. After a car accident, you should get a medical assessment regardless of how you feel. It’s also important to remember to get to safety but remain at the scene.

Stay calm to avoid car accidents

A lot of auto accidents are caused by mental disturbances and negative states of mind. Drivers that are distracted by things that happened during their day or feeling angry about traffic conditions might make critical driving mistakes.

While you are behind the wheel, remember to singularly focus on driving safely. Limit your distractions, calmly try to avoid aggressive drivers and remember that you can focus on everything else as soon as you get home.