Staying Calm After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident and one that is especially not your fault can cause elevated levels of stress, this can lead to tempers being frayed. If you have been involved in a car accident, then it is important to remain calm. Getty angry and losing your temper will achieve nothing in getting the matter resolved, not to mention, detrimental to your own wellbeing, here we have put together some tips on how to remain calm and get the matter resolved quickly. 

Keeping Calm 

You may feel anger towards the other driver, whether it was through their carelessness, lack of concentration, or simply that it was an unavoidable accident. Concentrating on your breathing before approaching the other driver will allow you to reduce your stress levels and reduce adrenaline levels in your body, breath in, deeply through your nose and out through your mouth slowly and count to ten. Put yourself in the other driver’s situation, how would you feel? Forgiveness and empathy are a powerful tool to stop become irate and losing your temper.  

Take time before you speak and think about what you are going to say. Being rational is the quickest way to get a quick resolution. Try to smile, it’s very hard to be angry if you are smiling, of course make sure it is a genuine smile.  

Peace of Mind 

Finally have peace of mind, rather than get angry or irate (which solves nothing.) give Innocent Driver a call, and let us take care of arranging your vehicle repairs, claim and replacement vehicle whilst yours is being repaired, knowing that you will be back on the road in no time and without any further added stress or frustration of having to deal with your insurers or out of pocket expenses. 

Let Innocent Driver Take Away the Stress 

Call us on our freephone number 0800 368 8928 or text BUMP to 88440 and we will call you. You can even fill out our claim form online at and we will get you back on the road as soon as possible, one sure thing to make you happy. 

Getting In Touch

We offer a wide range of ways to get in touch with us. The quickest being to call us on our freephone number which is 0800 368 8928. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form on our website, the direct link to this is or use the yellow ‘Make a Claim’ button. If you prefer to email us, you can do so by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and using the title ‘Make a Claim’. With the first option we will speak with you and take as much details as we can on the claim, to speed the claim we recommend having your vehicle details to hand, as well as the other involved party or parties, if possible, but don’t worry the important step is to initiate the claim with us.

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