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Healing Journey: Mental and Emotional Recovery After a Car Accident

Mental and Emotional Recovery After a Car 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 DUI cases we see here at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law have long-lasting implications on the lives of all drivers involved, which can mean both physical and mental recovery takes much longer than for other vehicle accidents.

We’re all too aware that drunk driving accident victims suffer some of the longest-lasting effects when recovering after a car accident. The mental trauma that they go through after being a victim, where even diligence and safe driving may not have helped them negatively impacts mental recovery. 

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 the innocent driver’s recovery an often long and slow path back to normal life.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who are struggling with mental recovery after a DUI accident. If you need help filing a claim for one of these awful, life-changing accidents, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone, or via video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor or psychiatrist who can help get your life back on track. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

If you are unsure whether or not you can afford an attorney, don’t worry. We only get paid when you settle. Check out our Attorney Fees Calculator to find out more.

Accepting Injuries and Beginning Mental Recovery

Mental recovery after an accident with a drunk driver should always involve a focus on your physical and mental well-being, by seeking advice from a medical professional. Likely, you’ve already been referred to an accident doctor for any physical injuries, but what about your emotional and mental well-being?

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. Mental recovery 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 mental 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.

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What are my rights as a drunk driving victim?

Can I get paid for the pain and frustration of being in a DUI accident? 

To get my settlement, will I need to appear in civil or criminal court? 

What if the person who hit me has had a DUI more than once? 

What if the person who hit me had an open can of beer in the car?

What happened if the person who hit me was at a bar and the bar kept serving them? Do I have a case against the bar?

Why is a DUI accident one of the worst accidents to be in, and one of the hardest to make a mental recovery from? 

What liability does a bar have in a DUI case? 

How does the court calculate damages in a DUI case, and will my mental recovery time be taken into account? 

What happens if the drunk driver left the scene of the accident before giving their contact information? 

Can I get money from the bar that kept serving the drunk driver who hit me? 

What is restitution, and can I get paid for the time it takes for my mental recovery after the accident? 

What are peripheral injuries in a DUI case, and what do they mean for my mental recovery? 

What does it mean if I have a headache after my DUI accident? 

What are punitive damages, and what do they mean for my DUI settlement? 

What kinds of things impact my DUI settlement? 

What is the BAC limit and law in Arizona? 

What does it mean if the at-fault driver was taking prescription medication? 

How does a drunk driver impact who is determined “at fault” in an accident? 

What are common defenses of DUI hit-and-run cases?

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 repeat offenders.

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.

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients who are struggling with mental recovery from DUI accidents in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a DUI accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.


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Brenden Lewis
a month ago

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a month ago

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a year ago

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Fernando Lopez
a year ago

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Kimberly Legaspi
2 years ago

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Amanda Olney
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Karissa Murphy
2 years ago

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