Healing After a Car Accident

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If you’ve been in a car accident then it can really knock you about, both physically, emotionally and financially. Indeed, it can have a huge impact on your finances if it has meant you’ve had to take time out of work, particularly if you’re self employed or are on a contract that doesn’t cover you for sickness.

In the event that you have had an accident, then you might want to get in touch with a specialist firm such as Rock Hill Car Accident Lawyers who will work on your behalf to make you whole again, as whilst we do live in a somewhat overly litigious society, you have the right to compensation if you have been injured and suffered loss – particularly if it wasn’t your fault.

In this article we’re going to look at the most important ways to heal after a car accident, as so often, the experience is much more impactful than a broken car, it can make the person in the accident feel broken in themselves. It’s therefore important you take the time to heal and are gentle with yourself, particularly if the accident was particularly traumatic or has resulted in life changing injuries for you or someone else.


First off, let’s deal with the practical matter of the vehicle. If the car has been in a serious accident then there’s a good chance it will be written off by the insurance company, and you will either receive a replacement or it might be repaired in which case they should supply you with a rental car in the interim.

This is, however, presuming you have good insurance coverage. If you don’t then life can be a lot more stressful and it’s recommended you outsource this task to a close friend or family member in order to take the burden off your shoulders whilst you heal.


The most prominent aspect of healing after an accident is physical recovery, which could take a few days, weeks, months or even years. The key point here, as mentioned above, is to ensure you are gentle with yourself and allow the patience to fully heal rather than get frustrated. Take this as an opportunity to get better and focus on little else but your physical recovery during this time.


The emotional impact of an accident can have much longer lasting effects than the physical impact, therefore, it might be good to see a therapist even if you feel fine – as sometimes, emotional trauma has delayed onset, meaning you can be feeling fine but something in the future will trigger it to come to the surface. It’s good to talk through things, if there has been emotional trauma and just like how bones need intervention to heal, due to trauma, sometimes our emotions need intervention to heal too – and it’s a perfectly natural process; yet so many times people, especially men, refuse to reach out for counselling despite the benefits it can bring