3 Ways to Combat Vehophobia Following a Car Accident

If you’ve suffered a serious car accident, you might be one of the many victims who suffer from vehophobia—the fear of driving. This phobia, a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),  is fairly common in car accident victims.

People who suffer from vehophobia might fear that they will get into another accident, or that they might hurt another person by getting behind the wheel. They might also suffer from extreme anxiety at the thought of driving, preventing them from driving at all.

If you suffer from vehophobia as the result of a car accident, there are several ways to get help:

  1. Therapy: There are many forms of therapy that can be helpful to sufferers of vehophobia. Methods such as hypnotherapy, prolonged exposure therapy and behavioral therapy can all be effective in treating your phobia. The key is to seek help as soon as possible and to stick with the program until complete.
  2. Medication: Sometimes medication might be necessary in cases of extreme and debilitating anxiety. These drugs might include beta-blockers and sedatives.
  3. Defensive driving courses: Taking a course to help you sharpen your driving skills might help you regain a sense of control over your situation and restore your confidence in your own driving abilities.

“The fear of driving again following a serious accident is a real issue for many people. If you suffer from this disorder, please seek help today. You are not alone,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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