Coping With Wrongful Death: Surviving Emotional and Financial Loss
Mourning the loss of a close relative or friend takes time. Often the feeling of loss is exacerbated by feelings of fear and anxiety, especially in circumstances when the lost loved one was a contributor to the survivor’s support.
It is hard enough to grieve the loss of a beloved family member, but it’s can be even more difficult when the death was the result of another’s negligence.
Psychologists and other mental health providers are trained to help people better handle the fear, guilt or anxiety that can be associated with the death of a loved one. An experienced Colorado Springs wrongful death attorney is trained to help survivors recover for their financial and emotional loss to the extent allowed by law. Both may be necessary to effectively cope with the death of someone you loved and relied upon.
Coping With Grief: Stay Healthy and Seek Support
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that if you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you consider the following strategies as you work toward coming to terms with your loss:
- Take care of your health. Everyone knows that exercise and healthy eating are important. But what you may not know is that they become even more important during times of extreme stress, such as when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Do your best to exercise regularly, eat healthy food, and get enough sleep and avoid over-consumption of alcohol or smoking.
- Rely on people you are close to. Reach out to caring friends and others you feel close to. If you can, talk about your feelings and ask for their support. And it’s okay not to talk right away. Sometimes just having someone sitting quietly by your side can help you feel less alone.
- If possible, avoid making any major changes right away. Try to forego any big decisions—like moving or changing jobs—immediately after a loved one has died. It’s always best to give yourself some time to grieve before jumping into anything new.
- Find a grief support group. There are many grief support groups at hospitals, mental health centers, churches and community centers, and even online. Think about joining one so you have the opportunity to talk with others who are going through what you are.
- Consider seeking professional support. You may want to tell your doctor if you’re having trouble sleeping or preparing meals or with any other of your regular daily activities. It may be beneficial to talk to a mental health counselor about your grief as well.
Coping With Financial Loss: Contact a Colorado Springs Wrongful Death Attorney
One of the most difficult aspects of experience the loss of someone who relied on for support is that your grief is often mixed up with anxiety and stress about how you will be able to pay the bills without your loved one.
In situations where the death was the result of the negligence of another—through a car accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, or any number of other causes—you need an experienced Colorado Springs wrongful death attorney to help you recover damages for your loss.
The experienced wrongful death lawyers at Levine Law can help you value and prove your wrongful death case. We will investigate the accident or other cause of death, gather evidence, interview witnesses and retain experts to help prove your case. Our legal team has decades of experience in successfully negotiating settlements in wrongful death cases and litigating such cases in court.
For a free consultation with Levine Law’s experienced wrongful death lawyers, contact us online or by calling (719) 471-3000.