Support Sources for Wrongful Death Victims
People who pass away due to negligence and other factors aren’t the only wrongful death victims. The family and friends, or even co-workers, who are left behind are also victims. If you have found yourself without a loved one due to a wrongful death, you should know where to turn for support. It is often helpful to have more than one support source to turn to, for emotional as well as legal support.
Support Groups for Wrongful Death Victims
Wrongful death victims often turn to support groups. There are many support groups, both locally and online, that can help you cope with the loss of a loved one, especially if it is a wrongful death. Sitting down to talk with someone else who is experiencing the same grief you are can help you realize that you aren’t alone in the suffering. You may even be able to help other group members just as much as they help you.
A counselor, especially one dedicated to grief counseling, may be able to help you learn coping strategies that can ease the pain of a wrongful death. Sometimes just sitting in their office and talking about the person can help you feel better. Wrongful death victims don’t usually expect to have to grieve their loved one, especially as a result of negligence, a drunk driver, or other incident that has caused death prematurely. Counselors who specialize in grief counseling are often able to help with issues specific to losing a loved one, particularly in cases like these.
Trusted Family Member or Friend
There will be many people who mean well when they try to help you through this grief, but they aren’t able to help. Some people may even say things that irritate you. However, a family member or friend may be able to sit with you to support you as you go through the grieving process. Even if they, or you, don’t say anything at all, having someone with you can help ease the pain. As many family members and friends are in your same circle, they may also be wrongful death victims and may even know exactly how you are feeling. You can help support each other through such a difficult time.
There’s no way that financial compensation or knowing the person or company responsible for the wrongful death is being held accountable will be able to replace your missing loved one. However, it can help you to support any dependents the lost loved one may have had, pay off debts or other bills the victim had when they passed away, and much more. It is important to find a lawyer who is experienced in supporting wrongful death victims.
Wrongful death victims should speak to a lawyer about what their options are when filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In Tampa, the Tison Law Group may be able to help you with such a case, starting with a free consultation to discuss the details of the potential law suit. We may be able to help you receive compensation as a victim of your loved one’s wrongful death.