Most normal people are likely to feel some element of guilt following a car accident, especially if you were to blame. It is easy for someone else to tell you not to worry, but then again they weren't there.
What you have to remember is that at the end of the day we are all human, and we all make mistakes. Dwelling on it will not solve the situation, in fact it will probably make you feel worse. Feelings of 'what if' I did this or that are inevitable, but this will not help anyone now and so it's best to put it down to experience and move on.
As mentioned before it may help you to speak to your GP and arrange to speak to a professional counsellor who will be able to help you deal with your feelings and emotions at this difficult time.
Your confidence is obviously going to be shaken following an accident, this is inevitable. It will take time for it to return and so take things gradually and at your own pace.
Start driving again but do it small steps. Short journeys on quiet roads, perhaps with a friend for extra support would be a good place to begin. Family and friends will provide invaluable help.
Try not to put off returning to driving for too long. The sooner you start to ease yourself back behind the wheel the better, but don't rush it. Getting a different car may help you with your 'fresh start'.
Above all try to stay positive. Most people will be involved in a car accident at some time in their lives, so try to learn from the experience, take your time and your confidence will return.
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