Car accidents, fires and murders cause unexpected deaths every day. In fact, 1.25 million people are killed in car crashes alone every year.
When a person has a terminal illness, family members have some time to process the fact that their loved one is dying. However, when a person dies unexpectedly, it can be harder to process the person’s death—especially if the person was young.
Surviving family members are often overwhelmed. They may feel guilty for the person’s death, thinking that they could have prevented the death somehow.
Family members often feel a variety of emotions. They may be shocked, angry, sad or scared. They may develop physical symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, aches and pains, heart palpitations and insomnia. They may experience significant changes in weight as well.
These feelings usually become less intense over time. However, if you feel like your emotions are getting worse each day and you find it difficult to move on with your life, it may be a good idea to turn to professional help. Grief counseling is available for those who are feeling extremely emotional.
What is Grief Counseling?
Grief counseling is a form of therapy that helps people manage grief after the loss of a loved one. It is helpful for those who simply cannot cope with the event and feel as though their body has shut down. You will learn important skills to help you recover from the unexpected death.
Grief counseling helps a person manage their thoughts and feelings through different tools and approaches. It helps the person adapt to daily life and come to a resolution. You will develop a sense of stability and routine once again. You may also need to rethink your purpose in life and focus on the positive feelings you have.
Compensation for Grief Counseling
If your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’ll want to file a wrongful death claim.This allows you to receive compensation for the emotional and financial damages that you have suffered as a result of your family member’s death.
Common damages include medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of support. If you decide to seek grief counseling, you can receive compensation for it as well. Make sure you discuss this with your lawyer so he or she can include this when you seek compensation from the liable party.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer
It can be devastating to lose a beloved family member in an unexpected accident. Such a tragedy can cause immense grief for survivors.
You can receive various forms of compensation for damages caused by a wrongful death. Besides medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses, you can also receive compensation for grief counseling and other forms of therapy you may need to move on from this tragedy.
If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence, the team at Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP is here to help you with your grief and recovery. Contact our wrongful death lawyers today at (305) 371-2692 or visit us online.