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Psychological Fallout from a Vancouver Bus Accident

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Most Vancouver bus accident victims experience major emotional “blowback,” after their crashes. In some ways, these unexpected emotions—anger, fear, depression, guilt, and jealousy of those who were not hurt as badly as you were—are entirely human. On the other hand, you would like to prevent your emotions from getting the best of you. To that end, our team has put together the following framework to help you leverage your emotions more resourcefully.

First, acknowledge what is true about your situation.

A Vancouver bus crash, particularly a serious one, is almost indescribable to someone who has never been in one. The simple act of acknowledging the painful memory is a keen act of bravery.

Next, try to identify the needs underlying your emotions.

For instance, maybe you fill with rage when you remember the bus driver’s negligence or when you think about the bus company’s carelessness in allowing an overloaded bus to go out on the road. What is at the root of these feelings? Perhaps, you had a need for safety that was violated. Maybe you have a need for justice.

Once you understand the needs driving the emotions, you can then develop strategies to meet them. For instance, you can retain a Vancouver bus crash attorney to start the wheels of justice rolling.

Last, give yourself time.

The emotional sting of the crash will not go away in a week or even a month. It might even linger for the rest of your life. Stay conscious of your thoughts and feelings about the crash. Write down your concerns, and search for the hidden needs lurking underneath the emotions.

For help dealing with your case, get in touch with our Vancouver bus accident law firm today by calling us at 604-255-9018. In addition, be sure to download a free copy of our report, The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know.

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