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Mental Recovery After a DUI Accident

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident where the at-fault driver was reckless and driving under the influence of alcohol, you’re probably feeling a mix of emotions including anger, frustration, and despair. Many of the cases we see here at Thompson Law have long-lasting implications on the lives of all drivers involved and this can mean recovery takes much longer than other vehicle accidents.

We’re all too aware that drunk driving accident victims suffer some of the longest-lasting effects recovering after a car accident as the mental trauma that  When someone chooses to drink and drive, he or she is taking other people’s lives into their hands. They make a reckless choice that can harm even the safest of sober drivers, making recovery an often long and slow path back to normal life. 

We’ve decided to share some of our own experiences working on legal cases that involve a DUI accident in our blog that looks at recovery and how to handle unexpected and often shocking accidents as well as some tips to help victims on the road of recovery.

Accepting injuries and looking after your mental health

The initial steps to recovering after an accident with a drunk-driver should always involve a focus on your physical and mental wellbeing, by seeking advice from a medical professional. It’s likely you’ve already been referred to an accident doctor for any physical injuries, but what about your emotional and mental wellbeing? Speaking openly about how you’re feeling after such a traumatic life event is the first step to seeking help for handling it. It also really helps both any medical professional you may be working with as well as your family, to understand how the accident has impacted you from an emotional point of view. 

If you’ve sustained injuries, it’s important to give yourself time to heal physically as well as mentally, as it can be a lot to process. Whilst it may take longer to recover emotionally from experiencing something like a DUI accident, being kind to yourself and giving yourself the time you need will ultimately make recovery easier.

The road to recovery will look very different for every individual when it comes to recovering from a drunk-driving accident but it can help to confide in your family, friends, and even your legal representative to understand how you’re coping day-to-day.

How the law views drunk driving accidents

If your accident happened in the state of Arizona, you’ll be relieved to hear that the drunk driving problem is currently being attacked on many levels, meaning our legal system is making great efforts to prevent those who are convicted of one DUI from being a repeat offender.

With the law on your side from the minute your accident has happened, it can feel like a relief that your case will be considered carefully and thoroughly.  Our dedicated lawyers recognize the impact these accidents have and work tirelessly to help seek justice and the right compensation.

If you or a loved one has had an accident where a drunk driver was at fault, and you’d like further advice or want to learn more about how we could help with your car accident case, give us a call on (480) 634-7480. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have.


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