The loss of a loved one is a traumatic experience no matter the reason. There’s a lot of emotions you will encounter and they might become overwhelming if your loved one died because someone else acted negligently. A death of this kind could take years to get past and it might never actually get better for you or the rest of your family. Wrongful death can happen in various ways and can be traumatizing for people of all ages. A Temecula wrongful death attorney can answer your questions and explain how you can seek compensation as a surviving family member of the deceased.
How to Handle the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
The wrongful death of a loved one changes your life in an instant. You likely didn’t have time to say a proper goodbye or come to terms with their death like many family members do when a loved one dies after a lengthy battle with an illness or disease. The grieving process will be much different for a wrongful death because of the sheer pain associated with it. Someone took the life of your loved one because of their lack of care, lack of compassion, lack of responsibility and total disregard for life.
Build a Support System
There will be dozens of people reaching out upon the death of your loved one. They will be family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances and others. Do not turn these people away from your home. They will want to help as much as they can. Let them help you grieve and live life.
Don’t feel like you are failing with your grief by seeking help from an experienced therapist. Attend therapy sessions at least once per week following the wrongful death of a loved one to deal with the grief and other emotions you experience.
Honor Your Loved One
Many people will try to ignore that their loved one ever existed. They will remove all pictures and any other reminders about them from their home. This is how some people grieve. This can also be detrimental to your health. Honor your loved one by donating to their favorite charity, creating a scholarship in their name, volunteering at their favorite community center and more.
Talk About Your Loved One
Talk about your loved one as much as possible. Talk to whomever will listen. Tell stories about them and laugh. Let others talk to you about your loved one. They are likely going through the same emotions as you, especially if they were close to your loved one.
Call an Attorney for Legal Counsel Today
Losing a loved one because someone else acted negligently changes your life forever. If the deceased was the breadwinner you will need to find new ways to support the family. A Temecula wrongful death attorney can help guide you in the right direction when seeking compensation from the at-fault party. Contact the experienced and compassionate team at Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP, Attorneys at Law today to schedule a consultation about your case.