Most people don’t plan to get into car accidents. The experience can be a pretty traumatic one. However, accidents happen and it’s important to equip yourself with the necessary services and practices to rehabilitate yourself back to full recovery. If you’ve been in an accident, consider implementing these tips to recover and get back to your normal self.
1. Doctor’s Visits
If you were physically injured in the accident, it is so important to visit the doctor for a number of reasons. You never know if you broke something. You might feel sharp pain in a specific part of your body and think to just place ice on the area. In reality, you might’ve broken a bone and need to get serious medical help. Always consult the doctors first.
2. Physical Movement
Sometimes, it can be difficult to move when you’re in pain from an accident. However, you do want to ease into physical activity. You do need to make sure you receive clearance from your health care provider first. Once you gain clearance, take it slow. If you used to lift weights and do squatted lifts, you might want to leave the weights along and focus on practicing and perfecting your squat technique first. Take it slow because your body is fragile.
3. Mental Health
Many people experience the horror of a car accident and get scared to get behind the wheel again. If the thought of getting behind the wheel is enough to invoke a panic attack, it’s time to see a mental health professional. Allow them to help you work through your feelings and emotions. If you don’t have a mental health counselor who can come to you, consider asking someone for a ride, taking an Uber or riding public transportation. Sometimes, the hassle of relying on someone else is enough for you to move past the fear and do what you need to do and drive.
4. Vehicle Repairs/Replacement
If the car is totaled, you’ll definitely need to purchase a new car. If the car merely needs repairs, be intentional about getting reasonable and affordable quotes. If the car accident was the fault of the other driver, their car insurance is typically responsible for paying for the damages. This is also why it’s so important to take down their name, contact information and insurance information. You never want to get stuck with a bill when the accident is no fault of your own.