Grief and sorrow can be paralyzing after learning of a loved one’s death. It is never easy when a person close to you has passed away. On top of dealing with the angst and pain of losing someone that was an intimate part of your life, you have the responsibility of planning their funeral.
In these circumstances, it is advised to seek out (and let in) as much help and support needed to avoid becoming overwhelmed with anxiety and grief. A funeral should be a beautiful ceremony that honors your loved one’s life and recognizes the impact they had on our world. With the right coping mechanisms and support system, stress can be minimized in the funeral planning process.
Continue reading to learn some helpful tips for coping with grief while planning your loved one’s funeral, as well as how to bring about a wrongful death claim if your loved one lost their lives because of another’s negligence.
Managing Family and Friends
After losing someone, you may feel like you want to hide away and be alone. The only people it seems you can talk to are the ones closest in your life. When you have to plan a funeral, this is just not possible. You must gather up the strength to make and take phone calls, receive people’s condolences, make funeral arrangements, and inform every one of funeral details. This can all appear exhausting to someone grieving over the loss of a loved one.
Here are ways to cope through these challenging circumstances:
Begin by contacting the people closest to the person who has passed away. Be sure to remember that they will also need a chance to express their grief, just as you do. Although you are still feeling overwhelmed with sadness, try to be there for close family and friends for reciprocal support.
Next, decide on whether the funeral will be small or large. This all depends on the person’s final wishes, and the funeral budget. Determine what they would have wanted, but do not stress over the details. The most important part of the funeral is honoring the person and remembering them, not what color the flowers are and when the reception food will be ready.
In most cases, you can simply hire a funeral director to handle the small details for you, while you take charge of arranging the dates and attendance list. Sharing some of the responsibilities with other loved ones is also recommended.
Wrongful Death Claims
If your loved one lost their life because someone else was negligent or careless, the deceased’s dependents and possibly other family members could be entitled to a settlement. Contact a licensed Indiana wrongful death lawyer to learn your eligibility for recovering compensation for damages such as medical expenses, hospital bills, lost wages, loss of social security, disability or employment benefits, pain, suffering, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, and more.
Was your loved one wrongly killed in an accident in Indiana? Contact the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 for wrongful death personal injury representation in Indianapolis, Indiana. We represent clients all throughout the state.
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