After someone is killed in a car accident, it is important for those left behind to know how to move on with their lives. There are many steps that must be taken, from coping with the death itself to looking into the right to compensation as a result of the fatal car accident. Understanding the tactics that can be used can make a tragic and sad situation one that can be properly overcome.
First, it is important to know what makes a traumatic death that comes on suddenly feel so much different than a natural death, such as the passing of a grandparent. One reason is simply that people feel they have no control over the situation. On top of that, they are often haunted by the sheer violence of this type of passing, even if it was instantaneous. Finally, they may regret the fact that they could not say goodbye to the person that they lost.
It is also good to know what times of year will be the hardest; this way, people can plan ahead with other family members to make things easier. The anniversary of the car accident may be the most difficult date of all, especially the first time. Birthdays and holidays are also hard, as they used to bring joy and togetherness, and they now remind everyone that the person is gone.
Many tips can help people cope however, and deal with their pain in a healthy fashion. For example, it is a good idea to tell the story and not to be afraid to talk about it. It is also good to locate a support group. Finally, people often find that it helps to write about the event or their feelings, or it can help to meet up and talk with another person who has gone through something similar.
Source: Mothers Against Drunk Driving, "Coping with Traumatic Death" Jul. 30, 2014