The advice is overwhelming. Suddenly, your loved one is gone and everyone has an opinion about the personal details of your life. For example, you should go back to work right now to distract yourself, according to some people. Others insist you should take an extended leave to really deal with your grief. You should put the pictures away, or keep them out. You should talk about your loved one, or move on. You should see a professional grief counselor, or work this out on your own. The well-meaning, yet conflicting, advice seems to be never ending.

The Three Things We Really Want You to Know

As you adjust to life without your loved one, we encourage you to remember that;

  • You are in control. You are the only one who can make decisions about what you want to do right now and what you want to do in the future. You can listen to the advice of others, but your grief has not taken away your autonomy or your right to decide what is best for you.
  • You have legal rights. If someone else’s negligent or deliberate actions have killed your loved one then you may be able to recover damages.
  • You don’t have to do it alone. You can accept help from your family, your friends, a counselor, a clergy member, a Cedar Rapids wrongful death lawyer, or others if you believe that it will help you during this difficult time.

It is up to you to decide what to do after the negligent or deliberate actions of another person have taken the life of your loved one.

Call an Iowa Wrongful Death Attorney For Help

If you would like more information about what to do after a fatal accident has taken the life of your loved one then we encourage you to contact an experienced Iowa wrongful death lawyer today at 319-731-9009 or 888-807-2752 for a FREE consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.