A wrongful death is more than difficult for the people who remain. They may be at a loss for how to handle losing a loved one suddenly or in a traumatic way.
In a case where a person is hurt or killed, it’s absolutely vital that a family is able to get some kind of closure, whether it is to go through the proper channels to hold the other party responsible financially or to be present at a criminal trial.
What are some ways to help your family cope with a sudden death?
It is not always easy to deal with the sudden death of a loved one, but there are some ways that you and your loved ones can begin to move forward through the healing process. Most people will start by experiencing grief, which has five stages:
These stages don’t always happen in order, and sometimes, people skip a stage completely. The grieving process can last weeks or years.
What is most important to remember is that people are here to help you and your family experience grief and move forward. Some families do very well with therapy and support from counselors and therapists. Others benefit from pursuing a criminal case against the person responsible for their loved one’s death (when applicable) or filing a wrongful death claim to make sure the other party is held accountable for their actions.
Your attorney will do all they can to help you and your family seek fair compensation and closure after the death of your loved one.