My kids think I’m trying to profit from their father’s death in a recent car accident. How can I convince them I’m not?

The last thing that you want right now is conflict with your children. You have lost your spouse in a horrific car crash and your children are mourning the death of their parent. You don’t want to cause them any uneasiness or grief by pursuing a wrongful death claim that they see as trying to profit off of the loss of their parent. Yet, your family is going to struggle financially and emotionally if you fail to take action.

How to Convince Your Kids That You Are Doing the Right Things

It is going to be a difficult conversation with your kids, but it is also an important one. If your spouse has died in a car accident then it is important that your children understand:

  • Why you are considering a wrongful death lawsuit. Let them know what your reasons are and why this is important to your family.
  • The potential benefits of a wrongful death case. Help them understand that you are not seeking a profit but rather compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, pain, suffering, and other damages.
  • That you understand and respect their feelings. They likely need to be heard.
  • How you feel. They may want to know that you loved their parent and that a wrongful death lawsuit in no way makes up for your family’s tragic loss.

Additionally, if your children are teens or older then you may provide them with additional resources about wrongful death cases that they can review on their own. Please feel free to share our FREE videos and our report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky, with them so that they can learn more about the truth about Kentucky wrongful death cases.
 

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law