Following a violent drunk driving accident, a Georgia DUI accident victim may feel overwhelmed with anger, depression, worry, and grief. Although experiencing these feelings is normal after a horrific experience, victims should consider talking through their feelings with a professional.
How can counseling help DUI victims?
Some victims think may want to talk with their family members about what the victim is going through. Sometimes this works. However, some victims feel like their families don’t understand them, or they don’t want to burden their loved ones with negative thoughts and feelings about the accident and injury.
It can be a constructive outlet for the victim to speak with someone outside of the family. Counseling often helps a victim journey to healing emotionally.
How do you know if you need counseling?
- If you cut off your social life and feel yourself turning inward
- If you are becoming depressed about your injury or can’t handle what happened to you
- If you feel embarrassed about the way your appearance has changed due to your injury
- If you don’t know how to focus on the present and continually focus on the accident and injuries you suffered
You may need to talk with a counselor about your emotions and feelings. A counselor may be able to help you with your new realities and help you start healing emotionally.
Although you didn’t have control over what happened to you as a Georgia DUI accident victim, you do have control over how you will handle the situation now. If you feel helpless and powerless, talk with a counselor and call a skilled Georgia DUI injury attorney to help you seek justice and regain control of your life. You can reach Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656 for a free consultation.