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Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one in any situation is difficult, as a wrongful death lawyer from our friends at Blitz Law Group, LLP well knows. Everyone processes grief differently, but in the aftermath of the death of a loved one, it can be hard to process all the emotions. Ranging from anger to sadness, it’s important to go through the grieving process to honor your loved one, and your own feelings. Our friends have put together some tips to help the grieving process that they have picked up along the way working with wrongful death cases:
Hold Space for Yourself
After a loved one dies, there is much to do. Funeral arrangements must be made. Assets must be redistributed. Friends and family must be informed. Through it all, it is easy to lose one’s self in the process. Sometimes, people even choose to purposefully put off their own grief in order to help those around them. Whether that is you, or you need to process everything right away, just make sure to set aside time for yourself. Hold space for yourself to process everything. Bottling it up or pushing it off for later is not good for your mental health and wellbeing.
Reach Out for Help
Never be afraid to reach out to your community for help. Ask your church for resources, or even your lawyer. They will be able to point you in the right direction whether you need a place to go by yourself or you need help with filing a case in a wrongful death suit. Turn to family and friends in your time of need. Look for local support groups to find those that have undergone the same experience as you; having others that can relate to what you are going through is an invaluable asset in your time of grief. They can give their thoughts on how best to process things, and they can also just lend a shoulder to cry on.
Find Healthy Ways to Cope
Everyone needs a way to cope with the loss of a loved one. Find something that is healthy that makes you feel better. Some people turn to journaling and meditation, others to support groups and seminars. Sometimes, it can even help to pick up an activity that your loved one was passionate about in order to feel closer to them. For example, if your significant other loved riding a bike, look into joining a bike club where you can enjoy the same thing your loved one once did.
Celebrate Their Life
While funerals are certainly a place for mourning, they do not always have to be. Sometimes what is most important is to celebrate the life of your loved one, rather than focusing on their loss. If your loved one enjoyed hiking, take family and friends for a hike. Find your loved one’s favorite spot and spend some time sharing your favorite stories about them. Turn to your community and remember all the wonderful times you shared with your loved one.
Hire a Lawyer
If you lost your loved one due to an unexpected accident caused by someone else’s negligence — such as a car wreck caused by a distracted driver or medical malpractice caused by doctors not paying attention — contact a lawyer near you for help immediately. Fighting for justice for your loved one will not only help you get compensation to cover costs associated with their loss, but it can also help you on your healing journey to hold those responsible for the cause of their death.