What to Do Now If a Holiday Car Crash Killed Your Loved One

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This isn’t supposed to be how the new year starts. Just a few weeks ago, you were planning for Christmas. When you thought about January, you anticipated having the joyous family memories of the holiday season to guide you through this season of resolutions and fresh starts.

But That Was Taken From You

Instead of spending a warm and happy holiday together, you were left shattered by the death of your loved one in a traffic accident. Instead of planning out the new year, you were left devastated, frightened, and unsure about how to move forward when your whole world had been changed.

It is understandable that you don’t know what to do right now. As other families get back to their regular routines after the holiday season, you are left grieving and wondering what steps you should take.

As time continues to march on, you are going to need to make some decisions about what to do next. Regardless of what you decide to do, you will benefit from accurate information and unconditional support. Accordingly, we encourage you to:

  • Ask for help. Everyone may be getting back to their regular activities, but that doesn’t mean that they have forgotten about you. Let your friends, relatives, colleagues, and neighbors know how they can support you during this difficult time.
  • Learn about your legal rights. You may have the right to file a wrongful death claim if you have lost a close relative. A wrongful death case may allow you to recover important damages that will help your family financially and may allow you to hold the other driver accountable. You can learn more about these types of cases in our free book, Wrongful Death: Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky.

Then, you can make the decision that is right for you and for your family. If you know someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one from a recent car accident, then we encourage you to reach out to that person. You can offer your support and you can share this blog post so that together, as a community, we can all help survivors as they mourn.

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