Emotional Trauma and Wrongful Death
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Bereavement, grief, and mourning are very natural experiences following the loss of a loved one. Death is a universal process in the human experience, but that does not make it any easier to cope with. Grieving a loss can be a long and difficult process.
If someone you loved died needlessly because of another’s actions or inaction, you may be eligible to recover damages for your suffering. Contact the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff wrongful death lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. today to explore your legal rights and options.
The Components of Grieving
Many words are associated with loss. They differ in meaning but overall aptly describe the pain and confusion most frequently associated with the death of someone close. Some
- Loss: When something or someone cherished or appreciated disappears.
- Bereavement: Experiencing the loss of a loved one by death.
- Grief: The distress and at times deep suffering caused by a loss, an internal experience.
- Mourning: An outward expression of grief.
The Aftermath of a Loss
A death in the family undoubtedly creates a sense of loss and sadness. But in addition to mourning and bereavement there are other effects created from the loss of a loved one. Often families grown closer, choosing to forget their smaller differences or arguments in the face of loss.
However, death can also put a strain on relationships. When a parent dies a child can feel abandoned by the surviving parent who grieves internally, unable to fully support the child who is also grieving. Marriages can become strained or non-functioning if a couple grieves or mourns in different ways.