After being hit by a drunk driver in Georgia, you may want nothing more than to put the crash behind you, but that isn’t so easy for some people. You may re-experience the crash in flashbacks or nightmares. You may even have night terrors, causing you to violently awake in the middle of the night thinking about the wreck. You likely have been emotionally impacted by the crash, especially if you were injured by a drunk driver.
Even though consciously you may not be thinking about the crash, you may unconsciously be thinking about the accident itself or the drunk driver. Or, you may be reliving the crash or having flashbacks. These thoughts may include:
- Replaying the accident in slow-motion
- Wondering why the other driver drove drunk
- Thinking you were going to die in the crash
- Wondering if you could have avoided the accident
Although all of these thoughts are normal in a situation like this, it is not normal to you because you may not have felt like this previously. These thoughts and feelings may seem foreign to you, especially if you considered yourself to be a “strong person.”
As Atlanta DUI injury attorneys, we have seen many victims of drunk driving accidents deal with their complicated feelings, and we want you to know this is normal. After being hit by a drunk driver, it is normal to have mixed feelings, thoughts, and reactions from being injured by a negligent person. The frustrations you have about coping with your injuries, the anger you have regarding the drunk driver who caused you this pain, and the anxiety about driving again is perfectly normal given your circumstance.
How a Georgia DUI Injury Attorney Can Help
However, we want to encourage you to get the help you need to put you on the path of full emotional recovery. We do not want your life to be so consumed by anger and vengeance that it spills over onto the people you love. Instead of acting out on your anger when you are upset, try talking with someone you trust, or try journaling or attending a support group.
As a victim of a drunk driving crash, you may require compensation to get the proper help and healing you need. Please call our experienced and carrying attorneys at Shane Smith Law at (980) 246-2656 to request a free consultation to discuss your case. You can also receive a free copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.