After a Not My Fault accident, it can be hard for the family and friends of the victim to understand what’s happened. However, it’s important that you take the time to reach out to your nearest and dearest and explain how this experience has affected you. Here are some tips on how to go about this in the best possible way:
1. Explain that the accident wasn’t your fault
Pointing this out can put loved ones’ fears to rest, particularly if you’re a newly qualified or elderly driver. The earlier you engage legal help and a replacement vehicle will also help you to understand your options and allay any fears of your family. It will help them worry about you less when you’re back on the road, leaving you to get on with your normal life without being smothered by well-meaning questions.
2. Ask them to be patient
It can take a while for you to feel like yourself again after an accident, so asking your friends and family to bear with you while you recover is a good move. They might not realise the length of time it could take for you to be completely OK again, so this can prevent them from becoming frustrated.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’re lacking confidence in getting back on the road, it’s OK to ask those around you for help. Whether that’s car-sharing or having them in the car beside you while you drive, your loved ones are usually more than happy to give you that helping hand.
4. Be honest about your emotions
If you pretend the accident didn’t affect you, those around you might struggle to understand why you seem so stressed or distant. Even if you do need to take some time for yourself or seek the guidance of a professional, it’s best you explain this to those around you even if you don’t feel like talking about how you feel.
At Not My Fault, we’re committed to supporting you after an accident. Although we can’t offer you the emotional support of your friends and family, it can reassure them to know that you’ve sought the help of an expert team to get you back on the road. Please contact us for more information about our courtesy car hire options.