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Understanding Post-Accident Anxiety: Is Your Reaction Normal?

Every day, all across the country, car accidents cause severe injury to countless victims. No matter whether this accident was caused by a defective auto part, drunk driving or if the accident was the result of undesirable weather conditions, these can all leave victims with severe physical pain and immense property damage. For these victims, it is natural that there will be an emotional response.

Shock, anger, and nervousness are all natural responses to something traumatic – especially if it resulted in catastrophic injury. What, however, happens when the emotional response is not normal? For many people, the feelings regarding the accident will begin to wane over time and will return to their normal lives. This does not mean that this is how everyone will respond.

For many people, these feelings do not desist – instead, they grow in severity and can become such an issue that they are no longer able to return to their daily, normal lives. These are persistent signs of anxiety and can even be classified as a form of PTSD. Some signs of this are the following:

  • An inability to shake a feeling of uneasiness;
  • Difficulty both driving and riding in a car;
  • Refusing to seek medical treatment for any issue;
  • Mood swings – including anger and irritability;
  • Persistent nightmares;
  • Feeling disconnected and having issues with intimacy; and
  • Consistent recollections of the accident

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you could be dealing with post-accident anxiety. In a situation such as this, the very best thing that you can do for yourself is to seek counseling to help work through the mess left behind by the accident. It is also recommended that you stay active, to stick to your normal routines and to learn defensive driving tactics to protect yourself against the possibility of another accident.

At the Onder Law Firm, we recognize how daunting it can be to deal with the aftermath of a car accident – especially when emotional trauma gets mixed in with the physical and financial stress. For this reason, we are fully committed to helping our clients in every way possible. Should you choose to work with a personal injury lawyer from our firm, you will be able to rest easier knowing that you will have an advocate that will take a personal interest in your case – working to help you overcome the issues that you are facing.

So don't wait! Please contact a St. Louis car accident lawyer from our firm today so that we can discuss your case and all of your legal options. We know the importance of financial compensation and we will do everything that we can to achieve the just amount so that you can help put your life back on track once more.


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