5 Stages of Grief from Wrongful Death after Bridgeport Car Accident

Tim Miley
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Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group
Losing a loved one in a car accident can produce intense feelings of grief. When a family member is suddenly taken away from you, you may feel a sense of loss and despair. Understanding the stages of grief can help you deal with your emotions at this time and learn to cope with your feelings.

5 Stages of Grief

The 5 stages of grief may be expressed in the following ways. 
  • Denial: “This didn’t really happen.”
  • Anger: “Why did this have to happen to my loved one?”
  • Bargaining: “If you can bring my loved one back, I promise to _____.”
  • Depression: “What’s the point of going on?”
  • Acceptance: “Everything is going to be OK.”
You might not experience these stages in this order; in fact, some people don’t go through all of the stages or any of them at all; however, understanding the potential feelings you may experience as you cope with your loved one’s wrongful death may be comforting. 

If you are dealing with grief, getting support is important. Whether you turn to family members and friends or join a support group, the most important thing is to have someone to lean on during difficult times. 

Filing a wrongful death claim after a car accident could also help you gain a sense of closure in order to heal and help you obtain compensation for financial and emotional distress. 

Contact a Bridgeport Personal Injury Attorney

A Bridgeport personal injury attorney can help cope with wrongful death after your loved one’s car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents are a regular occurrence on West Virginia roadways such as I-79, I-77, Route 50, Route 33, and I-68. In fact, our state averages over 40,000 car crashes, over 400 deaths, and over 11,000 serious injuries each year. If your loved one was killed in a Bridgeport car accident, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your West Virginia Car Accident Claim then contact the Clarksburg personal injury attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation – 304-326-1800.
It is great that you have listed these stages. I believe the last part of it is realization. Realization that they are going through all of these stages. Losing a loved one is never easy and it will definitely make a big impact on anybody's life. But going through it along with others who are going through the same thing should make it easier.
by Andi Smidth July 12, 2012 at 03:26 PM
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