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Coping with Wrongful Death After a Motorcycle Accident

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Losing a loved one unexpectedly takes its toll. Grief is a mixture of shock, anger, and a host of other complex emotions that seem to occur all at once. These feelings often intensify if the death occurred due to the negligence of another.

If you lost a spouse, child, friend or family member in a motorcycle accident, it is essential that you take care of yourself and allow yourself to process the grief. Many times, this is not a journey to take on your own and you need support. Here are national and local resources that can help you cope with this tremendous loss.

The Compassionate Friends Program

If you lost a child in a motorcycle accident, Compassionate Friends is there for you. This support group exists for parents who lost a child. It does not matter if your child was a minor or adult, the resources will help you all the same.

You can visit their website to order a bereavement packet and check for a chapter near you so you can spend time with others who are similarly situated. Sometimes just knowing you are not alone is enough.

The Good Grief Program

If you lost a spouse in a motorcycle accident and you have children, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of managing your own grief as well as that of your children.

This is a case where help and guidance can be highly beneficial. The Good Grief Program through Boston Medical Center offers resources to help children, and the adults in their lives, deal with grief. You can also find counseling services and additional support.

While not directly affiliated with the Good Grief Program, there are also bereavement camps available for children. That gives them the chance to meet other children in the same situation and feel less alone.

Local Support Groups

Grief can be overwhelming and it is often a good idea to hire a counselor–especially if you decide to file a wrongful death case. Sometimes, in addition to a one-on-one relationship with a mental health professional, people also like support groups.

Often, local support programs are run by clinics and not managed by national groups. Some of them are general and accept people from many types of situations, including losing a loved one due to wrongful death.

Mazow | McCullough P.C. represents those who lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents. While money in no way replaces the loved one you are missing, it can help you cover unexpected current and future expenses, as well as ensure that justice is served to the person(s) responsible for the collision. Contact us today for a free case evaluation by calling toll free at (855) 693-9084.

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