It can be hard enough to cope with losing a loved one due to natural causes or an illness, but no one should ever have to suffer the pain that comes with losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence. Wrongful death cases are some of the most devastating cases we handle here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates, and we know that they can result in serious emotional trauma and financial disaster.
It’s something we hope never happens to you, but if you have lost a loved one due to another person’s recklessness, don’t hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney at Robert J. Debry and Associates. We won’t only help you build a strong claim, but we will also help you cope with the loss of your loved one. Here is some heartfelt advice on how to cope after a tragedy.
Understand Time Heals All Wounds Best
Dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one is going to be the hardest thing in life you’ll ever have to deal with. You may feel every emotion in the book—from anger to depression—but remember that it takes time to get over a serious calamity like this; it’s going to be a while before anything feels “normal” again, and there isn’t much you can do to speed up the process. It’s important to remember that if you have a bad day, you shouldn’t do anything to tear down the progress you’ve made when it comes to moving on. If needed, a wrongful death attorney may recommend therapy—this is a great way to destress the mind and help cope with your emotions.
Setting Up a Support System
Aside from therapy and the advice from a wrongful death attorney, setting up a support system with those closest to you is a powerful way to help you move on after a wrongful death. These people should be those who you can trust, such as close family and life-long friends. Support systems are meant to remind the survivor that they are not alone and that there are others around them that are ready to help no matter what.
Understanding That Children May React Differently
If a survivor’s spouse has fallen victim to a wrongful death, it’s important for the survivor to realize that this may be even harder on the child than it is on them. Children have a difficult time processing death, which can lead to odd behaviors. Some children will isolate themselves from everyone, choosing not to speak and finding solace in solitude. Children may also regress into old habits as a result of emotional trauma. These habits can range in severity, such as stepping back into a younger age mentally and wetting the bed.
Children may also act out after the wrongful death of a parent. They may start to get in trouble at school, start fights with siblings or show sudden outbursts of anger toward the surviving parent. Helping your child overcome the loss of a loved one will not only help them, but will strengthen you as well.
Minimize Triggers by Creating New Routines
Sticking to the same routines you were following before the wrongful death of your loved one can be mentally draining as well as triggering. The best way to minimize these triggers is to establish new routines and stick to them as consistently as possible.
Answers Can Lead to Closure
After the wrongful death of a loved one, you may want answers as to why and how it happened. If you’re having a hard time getting the answers you seek, a wrongful death attorney will investigate the case and build you the strongest claim possible, while getting the answers that you deserve. Answers are the best way to get closure, so it’s important that you reach out to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a tragedy.
If your loved one has fallen victim to a wrongful death, contact a wrongful death attorney at Robert J. DeBry and Associates. We’ll keep you in the loop throughout the entire case and get you the compensation and answers that you deserve.