Working Through the Grieving Process: Losing a Sister
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer. Those who have grown up with sisters understand the important role that they play in our lives. When someone loses their sister, particularly as a result of a wrongful death, this can be an emotionally devastating experience. Everyone deserves the support of their family and friends around them to work through this tough process.
Show Support for the Loved Ones Involved
When someone is working through the grieving process, it is important for them to know that they have the support of those around them. First, people should let their loved ones know that they are there to listen to them. Many times, the recovery process can be made easier by simply having people who are willing to listen. Some people will want to share memories of their sister. Other people may want to go through pictures. It is helpful to try and turn the process into a celebration of life instead of focusing on the tragedy. While there are many common causes of wrongful death, the pain on the other side is never easy to deal with.
Logistical Help is Appreciated
In addition to lending emotional support, it can be helpful for family and friends to handle some of the logistics of day to day tasks. For example, family and friends may want to volunteer to bring over meals. This will save the bereaving family member a significant amount of time. If there are other children in the household, the family may need a babysitter. These kinds of services can free up a family to focus on any remaining medical issues, final expenses, or legal issues.
Other Resources Are Available
Anyone who has lost a loved one, particularly due to traumatic injuries or a catastrophic personal injury, should consider seeking professional help while working through their grief. There are mental health professionals who can provide guidance on processing such complicated and serious grief emotionally. There are also legal options available, such as punitive damages against a driver who causes death.
Grieving the Loss of a Sister
Someone who has lost a sister has often lost their best friend. It’s not unusual for siblings to experience every stage of life together, relying on one another for help and advice along the way. When this partnership is broken, it can be shattering to one’s emotional stability. Fortunately, there is help specifically for people who have lost their sister or sibling.
Contact a Compassionate Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer. If you have lost your sister as a result of a wrongful death accident, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for friendly, free advice. Those calling outside of Sacramento may call me free of charge at (800) 404-5400.
I am a member of the California Chapter of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This group is made up of lawyers who have been rated with the top trial lawyers in the country. Each member of our group has settled cases or won verdicts in excess $1 Million Dollars.
Some of my verdicts and settlements can be viewed here.
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