Sadly, accidental deaths are all too common in the state of Texas. These deaths can feel even worse when another party was clearly at fault. While wrongful death lawsuits can provide some compensation, they can’t do everything to help loved ones overcome such immense trauma.
Elements of a wrongful death
Not every accidental death can be correctly classified as wrongful death. A wrongful death is a legal indication that certain elements contributed to the death. These include:
- breach of duty
A wrongful death lawsuit is possible if these elements can be proven to exist in a court of law. If they can’t, the case may be lost. It must be shown that the party being sued had a duty to prevent the accident from happening. Without that, there won’t be much of a case.
Overcoming the trauma
However, beyond the financial aspects of such an accident, simply overcoming the trauma of a wrongful death can be extremely difficult. Some strategies that may help include:
- utilizing a social support network
- moving through the grieving process
- dealing with your emotions outright
- trying to regain a sense of normalcy
- continuing your normal routine
- obtaining grief counseling
Overall, it will take a lot of time to heal from such a loss. While you don’t need to rush through the process of grieving and healing, you should not let your grief take over your life. Seek out help from counselors, friends, family and religious leaders.
While the loss may feel like your burden to bear, you don’t have to carry that burden alone. Support from others can help in repairing your life and moving on from a tragedy.