The Interpersonal And Negative Effects Of A Car Accidents

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Most adults in the United States drive cars. One item that is always a possibility when operating an automobile is getting into a car accident. Car accidents can range from slight fender-benders to catastrophic events that could include the loss of life. The World Health Organization stated that 20 to 30 million people are injured in car accidents annually (Factor, Yair, Mahalel) with an estimated to 3,000 automobile fatalities worldwide each day (Factor, Yair, Mahalel). Either way, the effects of a car accident have emotional as well as monetary effects that can last from months to years depending on the severity.

From 1983 to 2004, it has been reported that 87% of motorists were involved in light accidents (Factor, Yair, Mahalel). Light
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When a severe accident happens, such as; rolling a car, not wearing a seatbelt, and excess speed, could result in someone being left in a vegetative state or the loss of life. Focusing initially on persons in a vegetative state, not only are there monetary effects due to medical bills, but more importantly, the intrapersonal, interpersonal and social stressors what the accident has done to the family (Cipolletta, Gius, Bastianelli). Over time, anxiety increases, depression increases, recovery fades, and grief by caregivers and ensue (Cipolletta, Gius, Bastianelli). Depending on the person, resentment could come forth as family members are forced to care for the injured person and miss out on their dreams. When someone is killed in a car accident, the result can be devastating for the family left behind. Family members left behind will go through the 5-stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance); however, there is no timeframe for when the family reaches the last stage. The most difficult part is when it comes to children that are confused as they do not understand what has occurred. The effects of a severe traffic accident do not only begin instantly but can last for years or for their rest of their

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