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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.

How do I cope with post-traumatic stress after an accident?

Car accidents, especially fatal motor vehicle accidents, can have a lasting effect on people of all ages. Even the most minor accidents can cause victims to have problems with anxiety, depression and fear of getting behind the wheel again. The more serious accidents, those that take a loved one from us, can cause survivors to suffer from post-traumatic stress.

Bicyclist loses his life in Woodland Hills hit-and-run

A police investigation into a Woodland Hills hit-and-run accident that occurred in the early morning hours on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 has been ruled as an intentional homicide. The accident, which occurred near the intersection of Gilmore Street and Winnetka Avenue around 1 a.m., claimed the life of one male bicyclist and seriously injured another.

How to cope with the loss of a loved one in a car accident

Car accidents are all too common, and fatal car accidents are devastating. Being involved in a car accident is frightening, stressful and emotional all rolled into one. Add in the loss of a loved one and your life can be turned upside down and changed forever. Today, we will discuss how to cope with the loss of a loved one following a fatal car accident.

What do I do after an unexpected death?

As terrible as it may be, sometimes people die in unexpected ways and at unexpected times. It can be overwhelming to know what steps to take after an unexpected death. Unlike a death that occurs in an environment where people regularly pass away, such as a hospital or elder care facility, you may have to rise to the occasion and take matters into your own hands to handle the situation. Understanding a proper and healthy approach to unexpected death can keep you from being overwhelmed and ensure that the proper relatives and authorities are notified.

Husband loses wife in another fatal car crash in Santa Clarita

A husband was seriously injured and a wife lost her life in a fatal accident that occurred on Dec. 30, 2016 in Santa Clarita, California. The accident, which occurred at approximately 8:39 a.m., at the intersection of Rye Canyon Road and Kelly Johnson Parkway nearby the area Walmart, also resulted in minor to moderately severe injuries for the other car's occupants as well.

Fatal car crash claims life of veteran on Sierra Highway

A fatal three-car collision claimed a 53-year-old veteran's life on California's Sierra Highway on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The accident, which occurred at 7:30 p.m., in between Sand Canyon Road and Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, was first reported to the California Highway Patrol by witnesses in the area.

Coping with grief after a fatal motor vehicle accident

Sudden and traumatic deaths like those that occur in fatal motor vehicle accidents shatter the worlds of everyone close to the victim. The bereaved feel like the loss makes no sense and feelings of grief run deep and savage. While most survivors understand that terrible things sometimes happen to good people, an unexpected death still leaves them feeling especially vulnerable.

Do seat belts help save lives?

Seat belts are standard equipment on every car that is produced in the United States. There are laws requiring that they be worn and people who have done nothing else wrong can be ticketed. The general reasoning is that seat belts save lives, so they must be worn to make the roads safer. Is that true statistically?

How car accidents rank against other unintentional deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention carried out a study to look at unintentional deaths in the United States. They found that there were 130,557 such deaths, meaning that 41.3 people for every 100,000 people in the United States died unintentionally. This classification was able to sort these deaths from causes like murder or suicide.


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