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How to Get the Support You Need After a Wrongful Death

Posted on : March 12, 2017
Wrongful Death, Chalker Injury Law

If you’ve lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, your world has been turned upside down. You have dozens of questions yet the shock of it all has you reeling. After a loved one’s wrongful death, it’s important to reach out for the support you need both legally and emotionally. Here’s how you can get help after the tragic and unexpected death of a family member and how to obtain justice for your lost loved one.

Visit a Counselor

Whether you visit a grief counselor for one-on-one sessions or join a grief support group, talk to someone who can help you process your emotions. A counselor can help you develop healthy coping strategies, while a grief group can help you feel included and understood by individuals who went through similar ordeals.

Let Friends Help

It’s common for those who lost loved ones to say, “I’m fine,” and “Thank you, but I don’t need any help.” If a friend or other family member offers to help you in some way, let them. There’s nothing shameful about leaning on someone close for support during such a difficult time. Let a friend take your kids so you can have a night to take care of yourself. Let church members bring food and simply allow yourself to be supported by people who are, incidentally, your support network.

Contact an Attorney

When grieving a loved one’s sudden death, contacting an attorney may be the last thing on a survivor’s mind. However, an attorney can provide a great deal of support, both legally and emotionally. They’re the key to finding out what happened to your loved one and whether someone else’s negligence or carelessness was responsible for their untimely passing. An attorney is also crucial to the process of obtaining justice for your loved one. If someone is at fault for their death, a lawyer can help you bring a claim forward.

Call Chalker Injury Law Today

At Chalker Injury Law, we know how devastating it is to lose a loved one in a sudden accident. Whether you are the parent, child, sibling, or spouse of someone who died, we can help you put the pieces back together so you can eventually move forward after such a tragedy. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your case in detail by calling (678) 319-9991.

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