Wrongful Death: How To Cope With A Loved Ones Wrongful Death
Life is a beautiful and precious gift. However, death is also a part of life’s beauty and at some point, we each have to unfortunately face the grief of losing someone we love. For some, a loved one’s death may come sooner than expected due to the wrongful actions of another, which can make the death harder to cope with and complicated. If you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one in an accident, these suggestions may help you find relief and peace during this difficult time.
Speak with a Grief Counselor
Regardless of the cause of death, speaking with a trained grief counselor can be very helpful for your journey to healing. Meeting with a counselor provides you with a safe space to express the emotions that you are experiencing, and your counselor will additionally provide you with tools for expression like music or writing. The American Psychological Association strongly recommends that those who lose a loved one speak to someone about it, stating that the denial of death and one’s feelings can lead to isolation, depression, and sadness. A grief counselor will encourage and lend you the support you need.
Join a Support Group
A very helpful tool when coping with the wrongful death of a loved one is a support group. In addition to being led by a trained grief counselor, you and your family will be surrounded by others who have endured or are currently enduring a similar experience. This can provide you with comfort, connection and a sense of community during this challenging time.
Honor Your Loved One
It can be difficult for some people to remember their loved one without thinking about the wrongful loss. Some may find thinking about fond memories difficult. However, taking steps to preserve the memory of your lost family member can help you through the pain and grief associated with their death. Paying tribute may include creating a photo album, dedicating a garden to your loved one, making a donation in their name, or doing a charity walk or run on their behalf.
Get Back to Your Routine
It may be hard to imagine returning to your normal routine after the loss of your loved one, but it is one of the best ways to overcome the challenges associated with his or her death. It’s important to start slow and be gentle with yourself during this time. It’s also important to recognize that you may have to establish some new routines. Although nothing can return to exactly how it was before, continuing to engage in a daily routine is one of the best ways to help individuals cope with a wrongful death.
Consider Legal Options
Wrongful death occurs when someone causes the death of another person through willful or negligent actions. Unlike murder, manslaughter, and other such crimes, wrongful death law is a civil action and not a criminal one. A wrongful death action seeks to compensate the victim’s family for the economic and non-economic losses of a loved one. If your loved one’s death occurred as a result of the wrongful actions of another party, seeking justice through legal action may be part of what you need to heal.
We hope this article was informative. If you or a loved were recently injured and are seeking compensation and representation contact Gregory Spektor & Associates. Our law firm has a proven track record of successfully handling accident settlements, personal injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits, premise liability claims and litigation cases. To schedule a free consultation contact our legal team at 1(718) 528-5272 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org