How to Get Over an Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault


Some years ago I was involved in a car accident that was caused as the result of an uninsured driver who was out on a joyride. Thankfully, I walked away from the accident with just a few cuts and bruises and a broken ankle but had you seen the state that the cars were in, you would have thought it would be a great deal worse.

After the accident I made a claim through a personal injury law firm in Nashville, TN, and I was rewarded some compensation. Whilst it was nice to receive this justice, the process was emotionally arduous from start to finish. If you are going through a similar situation as I did then I thought I would share with you how I got over this tough time.

Don’t Dwell

When you are the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault it can be very easy to get mad about it to the point where you are tearing your hair out. Equally, it can easy to think how much worse things could have been had you just done one thing slightly differently, not taken that left, not slowed down for that pedestrian etc. The fact of the matter is that you cannot change what has been done and the sooner you accept it then the quicker you can get on with your life.

Use The Frustration

I used the frustration which I felt after what happened to me as an inspiration and a driving force when it came to my rehabilitation. The first couple of weeks I just got angry but then I started to use the frustration to my benefit and you should do the same.

Worth The Justice

Going through the process of making a claim, dealing with lawyers and legal issues may not be how you wish to spend your time but I can honestly say that it is worth it in the end. Remember that none of this was your fault and that someone should have to take responsibility for it. When my settlement came through, the money of course did help to pay much of the costs of being off my feet for so long but it was more about the fact that there was an admission of guilt for what happened to me.

Find Ways to Keep Busy

Whatever the injury you have sustained it is important that you do all that you can to keep busy, when you are not doing anything then that is when you start to dwell on what happened. I started quite a few new hobbies when I was resting up with my ankle and I quickly realized that the only way that I was going to get through the process was to keep myself as busy as possible. If you are feeling restless, bored or anxious then try to find something new to do in order to keep your mind on other things.