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Fatal car accidents and the psychological effects

Fatal car accidents happen all too often in the Los Angeles area. California is a crowded state, with world-famous congestion on the roads. Whether you use highways or side roads, a fatal accident can occur at anytime. If you have been involved in a fatal accident, these are some of the psychological effects you might suffer in California.

The aftermath of a tragic motor vehicle accident can create issues with you performing everyday tasks. Fear can begin to set in following such an accident, causing you to refrain from driving to perform tasks such as errands, going to the doctor, meeting friends, picking the kids up from school and much more.

Victims of tragic car accidents can also experience the loss of enjoyment in routine activities previously enjoyed. These can include regular exercise, taking part in hobbies and even caring for your own children.

It is not uncommon for victims of tragic car accidents to not see the psychological signs until a month or so after the accident occurred. Some of the additional signs include the following:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Fear
  • Startled easily

Even though exercise was mentioned earlier as an interest that might be lost, it can also help you improve your mental status following a fatal motor vehicle accident. It will take time to heal your psychological injuries caused by a tragic accident. Do not rush the healing process.

Have you been involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident in California? Speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and how you might be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering due to the loss of a loved one.

Source: Multi-Specialty Health Care, "The Psychological Effects of Motor Vehicle Accident," James Beauchamp, D.C., accessed Sept. 1, 2017

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