When it comes to car accidents of any nature, the aftermath can be a hard and difficult time for anyone involved. Whether it’s a minor crash or a major crash, it’s likely that the impact can have a major impact for those involved in the accident. Luckily though, you don’t have to go through this alone. You can help deal with the aftermath of the accident by reading through this ‘Guide to Getting Over a Car Accident Guide’.
I wrote this website after being involved in a car accident myself. It was fortunate that no one in the car accident incident suffered from any serious injuries. However, I noticed some of the people involved – including myself – had a hard time dealing with the aftermath of the incident. Instead of going about our separate ways afterwards, we all got together and talked about the different elements that were involved in getting over the accident.
The main things we needed to address after the accident was dealing with the insurance companies, overcoming any negative emotions associated with the event and always selling on our wrecked vehicles. I wrote this website to address these main issues in hope that it’ll help overs deal with a car accident in the best way they can. It also won’t hurt to read through this website even if you haven’t been involved in an accident, as this can help you sufficiently prepare if an unfortunate accident ever were to happen.
Your first actions after an accident
If you have just been involved in a crash of any kind, your first protocol is to make sure that everyone involved in the accident is okay. It’s important not to try and move anyone who is injured, as this can further damage their injuries. The only exception would be if there was a risk of the vehicle exploding. This is the sort of incident where knowing how to perform emergency CPR comes in handy!
If anyone is injured, it’s important to call your local emergency services immediately. Stay with the injured until help arrives, and make sure other traffic is either halted or moves around the accident scene (until local police are on the scene to take care of this).
Once any injured people on the scene are seen to by emergency service providers, you can now start addressing other factors involved with a car accident.
Sorting removal of your wrecked car
If your car has been wrecked beyond repair, you’ll need to arrange for it to be taken away from the scene. While some have an initial instinct to call a local towing company, there are other options available which won’t incur any charges for you. For example, there are local car wreckers Auckland that will come and remove your car for free as well as pay you cash to buy it. Read more about this on the ‘Selling Wrecked Car‘ page.
Hopefully, you’ll already have car insurance – so buying a new vehicle won’t cause a financial strain on you and your family.
Dealing with the emotional aftermath
It’s a given that there will be negative emotions associated with the aftermath of being involved in a car accident. It’s important to address and deal with these emotions so that they don’t result in long-term stress and anxiety. If the accident was fatal, you may have to look at counselling sessions to overcome the grief. Read more about this on the ‘Overcoming Emotions‘ page.