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Dystychiphobia is the fear of accidents

After a car accident, it’s natural to feel a bit nervous the next time you get in a car. You can’t help but think about that crash. You hope it won’t happen again. You may feel especially nervous if you drive through the same area where the accident took place.

But what if this fear never goes away? What if you never get over it? You could be suffering from dystychiphobia. This is an “excessive fear” of getting into a crash.

This phobia may show up with anyone who has gotten into a significant crash. It just gets into your brain, and you cannot shake it. It is most common, though, if someone close to you passes away. This is an incredibly traumatic experience. The sense of loss is profound. You may also have to deal with survivor’s guilt, or you may at least really understand how close you came to losing your own life.

If this happens to you, it can be a disabling issue. You may not be able to drive ever again. Imagine the impact on your life. You can’t travel. You can’t go to work. You live in near-constant fear unless you stay at home all of the time. Do you also suffer from anxiety on buses or when someone else is behind the wheel? If so, your transportation options are gone.

This is a serious issue, and it can be caused by a careless driver who hits you after making a critical driving mistake. Make sure you are well aware of the options you have to seek compensation.