Wrongful Death Attorney in Wilmington NC: Dealing with the Passing of a Loved One

Dealing with the passing of a loved one is never easy, but when the death is a result of another's negligence, it can be especially hard on a family. Bain & Rodzik, our wrongful death attorney in Wilmington, NC has helped thousands of families navigate through this difficult and overwhelming period of grief. Here, we share our advice for dealing with the loss of a loved one and what steps you need to take next if the death was caused by another's negligent actions or intent.

The Grief Process

First, it is important to understand that there is no "right" way to grieve. Each individual has his/her own unique way of processing and dealing with loss. No one should fall victim to people telling him/her what and how to feel. There are, however, three stages in the grief process and it is important to understand them.

Phase 1 - Shock and Denial

All life-ending events result in initial shock and denial for the surviving loved ones. Because most wrongful death cases deal concern loved ones who passed well before their times, this can be an especially powerful and debilitating phase for most families.

Phase 2 - Acute Grief

Phase two is the longest phase in the grief process. During this time, one may experience intense physical, emotional, psychological, mental, intellectual and behavioral fluctuations. Common experiences during this time include:

  • Headaches.
  • Loss of sleep.
  • Weight loss.
  • Fatigue.
  • Depression and/or anxiety.
  • Feelings of despair.
  • Feelings of guilt and/or anger.
  • Confusion.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Outbursts (crying, physically or verbally lashing out).
  • Restlessness.
  • Attempts to understand and find meaning in the loss.

Phase 3 – Acceptance and Integration

Eventually, the severity of phase two will start to diminish and the loss will be accepted. When this happens, the individual can start becoming integrated back into his/her daily life with a focus on the future.

What to Do if the Passing of a Loved One is Wrongful Death

If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one and you believe his/her death was the result of medical malpractice or another's negligence, contact the Law Firm of Bain & Rodzik today. Our experienced wrongful death attorney in Wilmington, NC will help you understand the grounds for a wrongful death suit. If it is determined that your case meets the provisions, we will fight for your family's rights.

We understand how difficult this time is for families, so we do everything in our power to make the process as simple and easy as possible. Let us handle the legalities while you and your family work through your grief so you can start the recovery process.

Contact us today at 910-762-1199 to schedule a free initial consultation. There is absolutely no obligation in calling us and you pay absolutely nothing unless we win your case.