Recovering from a Winter Car Accident
Winter roads covered with ice, slush, and snow can (unfortunately) lead to car accidents. Car accidents can be a scary time. Injuries and damage to your vehicle can cause you to feel stressed. Regardless of how minor or severe your car accident may have been, it is important to give yourself time to recover. Before returning to your regular routine, make sure you are prepared.
- Seek medical attention. If you experience any sort of pain from a vehicle-related accident, have yourself checked out. A small pain that is brushed off now may cause you a lot of pain later.
- Seek an estimate for getting your car fixed. Shop around to get the best deal on automobile repairs, which can often be very pricey.
- Take some time to relax and recover – this may mean taking some time off of work.
- Allow time for your injuries to heal before you get back into the swing of things. Be sure to follow your physician’s orders.
- Take things one step at a time when it comes to facing your fears of driving. Start by taking small trips and slowly add time onto each of your trips.
- Take it slow when it comes to insurance claims. Insurance claims can be a slow and frustrating process. Be sure to follow the process step-by-step.
- Ask for help if you need it, your friends and family are there to support you.
- Talk to someone if you need to share your feelings or fears.
- Get back into your daily routine. Even if you are off work, start waking up at the same time, getting ready and try to get back into the swing of things.
- Attempt to relax. Do something for yourself – try a massage, a yoga class or a trip to the spa.