Are You Living with Anxiety After a Car Accident? Learn How to Get Help
Physical injuries caused by car accidents can last for weeks, months, years, or forever. However, the same is true of other injuries, including anxiety. After being involved in a car accident, it is not uncommon for a person to feel their heart pound when they hear someone slam on their brakes, or to feel their breath speed up when they even get near the car.
For some, driving again can bring on the anxiety. For others, just the idea of being in a vehicle can be too much to handle. If you are suffering from this issue then we urge you to read on and learn how you can get help. Then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to request a free legal consultation from an experienced attorney.
Start by Understanding What Triggers Your Anxiety
The first step is to figure out what is actually causing your anxiety. Every time you feel anxious, stop, take a breath, and note what is happening around you. Was it the sound of a car’s engine revving? Where you thinking something in particular when the attack happened? Was it a song or ad that reminded you of the accident?
Once you know what specifically is causing the anxiety, you can learn to prepare for it and deal with it. For example, if what triggers the anxiety attack is the sound of a car honking its horn, go online and watch a video of cars honking their horn. This may initial be scary but as you continue to watch it, you will become desensitized and the sound will no longer scare you.
Talk to Your Doctor
Even if you have recognized the specific catalyst that seems to bring anxiety attacks on, you should still talk to your doctor. You may be dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. If that is the case, then it is likely to get worse without professional help. It may be that you have a traumatic brain injury that is causing emotional changes.
These are just a few example of the potential reasons that you may have anxiety after a car accident. Some people choose to wait a few weeks to see if it goes away, but if it does not then they should see a doctor. If a person notices that their anxiety gets worse day by day, then they should see a doctor. If anxiety is preventing a person from living their normal daily life, then they should see a doctor.
Let an Attorney Help You Get Compensation for Your Damages
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we cannot cure your anxiety but we can work to ensure you get compensation for it. We can work to get your medical bills paid. We can take off the pressure of dealing with insurance companies and handle it all ourselves. Contact us at 909-982-0707 now to get started.