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Moving on After a Wrongful Death

Thursday, September 05, 2019

If you have lost someone that you love due to wrongful death, your life is surely turned upside down. Most of these deaths are unexpected, changing your whole life. Though you might not feel like it, there is life after. It can take real work and be challenging but you will find a way to move on.

Here are some tips to help you move on after a wrongful death case.

Know and realize that you are going to have to go through the seven stages of grieving

The grief process is different for everyone, yet most people end up going through seven stages.

First, you are going to be in denial and shock. This period can last quite a while as you struggle to comprehend that your loved one is gone. Then, you are going to feel guilty. Many people feel guilty because they couldn't do anything to help. You may also feel like you caused the death of your loved one. Survivors guilt is also common after a wrongful death. Many people feel guilty that they are still alive.

Anger is the next stage

Many people spend a lot of time in this stage, trying to find someone to blame. Then, you will go through a stage where you are lonely and depressed. As time moves on, you will start to feel a little better before you are able to find your new normal life. The last stage is acceptance. You might revisit any of these feelings throughout the rest of your life.

Seek representation

Though you may not feel like it, if you lost someone that you love due to wrongful death, you should be compensated for it. Everyone knows that this won't bring him or her back but it can really make your life a little easier. You deserve some time where you don't have to worry about making your mortgage payment or even paying bills, especially if you lose the primary breadwinner in your home.

For this reason, you need to find a good lawyer who has experience working with wrongful death cases. He or she will fight for you and your loved one to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. These lawyers are ready to fight the insurance company and other big companies to help make your life a little easier.

Don't be afraid to seek professional help

 Even though most people lose someone that they love, when it is due to someone else's negligence, it can be even harder. A licensed therapist can really help you through this difficult time, as well as the following months and years. Talking to someone (who didn't know the person that you lost) can really be beneficial. Many people can start to process their feelings when they have a little help.

Join a support group

If you don't want to go that way, it can also be helpful to join a support group to talk and listen to others who have been through the same thing. You will be able to meet those who have been through it and have come out the other side, as well as others who are currently struggling.

If you just lost someone that you love due to wrongful death, you are going to go through many months (and even years) of emotions. It is going to take time before you find yourself on the other side. It might be helpful to talk to someone. A therapist can help you deal with your emotions as you come to grips with what happened. If you are not interested, you should at least think about joining a support group filled with others who are going through the same thing that you are!

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Moving on After a Wrongful Death

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