Losing a loved one is never easy, but when the death of someone you care about was caused by another person or entity's negligence, the loss can be particularly difficult to process. If someone in your family was a wrongful death victim, healing emotionally—and financially—can take time. Fortunately, these tips can help:
- Make self care a priority. Grief can be overwhelming and all consuming, which is why it's so important to make time to care for yourself after the death of a loved one. Make sure to eat a healthy diet, exercise, get enough rest, and avoid abusing alcohol or drugs.
- Give yourself room to grieve. The grieving process can involve powerful emotions such as denial, shock, guilt, pain, anger, loneliness, and acceptance. Instead of bottling up feelings, give yourself the time and space to work through them.
- Establish a support system. If you're feeling distraught about your loss, remember that you probably aren't the only one in mourning. Reach out to other grieving family members to establish a strong emotional support system.
- Take things one day at a time. Grieving the loss of a loved one takes time and is filled with frequent ups and downs. There will be good days and bad days. Just keep moving forward.
- Investigate your family's right to compensation. If your loved one died due to another person or entity's negligence, your family may be entitled to compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, mental anguish, loss of association and other damages. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you determine if you have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Consult an Experienced California Wrongful Death Attorney
Did your loved one die because of someone else's negligence? In addition to leaving your family heartbroken, this type of unexpected loss can also put families in financial jeopardy. If you find yourself in this situation, the seasoned attorneys with Inland Empire Law Group can help. Contact us today at (909) 481-0100 or toll free at (888) 694-3529 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary case consultation.