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A Gurnee Car Accident Attorney Reveals: The Five Emotions of Victims

The Gurnee car accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham know that victims have a lot going on “underneath the surface.”

On one level, your situation is cut-and-dried: someone hurt you on the road. You need monetary compensation that’s fair, you want a quick resolution and you may also want to punish the wrongdoer who caused the crash.

On the other hand, the consequences of an Illinois car crash can go beyond these logistical concerns: you must also reconcile with the emotional damage done. Gurnee accident victims often feel the following strong emotions:

5 Common Post-Accident Feelings

  • Anger.
    Your fundamental need for safety was violated by another driver, a faulty part, or a dangerous road design. Safety is a core human need; when someone puts us in danger, we naturally feel angry and furious. That anger or rage can continue to grow and cause damage to us, even long after the accident logistics have been resolved.
  • Fear.
    Uncertainty preys on the mind. Dozens of questions are probably percolating through your mind right now: Will you be able to medically recover? How long will rehabilitation take? When will you be able to go back to work? How long will legal action take? These and other questions can be upsetting and can cause serious discomfort.
  • Grief.
    If you lost a friend or loved one during a car accident or even suffered only minor injuries, you still may feel profound sadness and grief. This presents yet another emotional obstacle for you to overcome.
  • Overwhelming confusion.
    Being a Gurnee accident victim is an overwhelming experience: You are bombarded by so many sources of competing advice, your injuries may be complicated, the law is complicated. Small errors that you make can have outsized consequences for your case and your ultimate well-being.
  • Hope.
    On top of all of that negativity, you probably feel a degree of hope or optimism mixed in. As someone who has been seriously hurt or wronged, you understand that you can leverage the law and connect with resources and mentors to get results.

The team at Hupy and Abraham has been helping car accident victims in Gurnee like you for years. We have the in-house resources, track record and reputation to help you succeed. Call us for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation at 414-223-4800 or toll-free 800-800-5678. You may also request a copy of our free book, The Ultimate Guide for Auto Accident Victims.