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When a Texas crash results in unexpected loss of a loved one

If your loved one's death was sudden -- perhaps the result of a Texas motor vehicle collision -- your capacity to cope may diminish. No one can tell you how to grieve. You may have good days and bad days, as well as some where you feel like you don't even want to get out of bed. If the fact that your family member's death was avoidable had it not been for someone's negligence compounds your situation, you may also have a great desire to seek justice.                     

Ideas to help you cope with tragedy                    

Like many Texas families who have experienced similar losses, you may recall exactly where you were and what you were doing when you got the call informing you that your loved one was in an accident. If the hours or days following that moment are now a blur, it's okay; that happens to many people who suffer sudden tragic loss. The following ideas may help you as you move on in life without your loved one: 

  • If you'd like to grieve in a private sort of way but still feel as though you could use some added support, you can arrange to have support articles emailed to you. 
  • On the other hand, you may be the type of person who wants to be in the company of others as you mourn. In that case, you can check to see if your local area has a support group for family members of sudden death victims.
  • After experiencing a shock as you have, it's possible to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder. If you believe you have symptoms of this condition, you may want to discuss your feelings with a licensed counselor and/or medical doctor. 

You may also experience feelings of guilt, as though you should have been able to say or do something to save your loved one. This type of feeling can lead to post-tragedy depression, another reason to seek outside support.  

What about the accident aspect itself and possible legal ramifications? If it was an intoxicated person who hit your loved one, or the person was texting or otherwise negligent at the time, he or she may be legally liable for your family member's death. Many Texas families enter litigation to seek recovery for their losses in such circumstances. 

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