Learning how to move forward after you suddenly lose a loved one is difficult. If the person was a member of your immediate family, you may have more to deal with than just your emotions. You also have to think about the final arrangements for your loved one and how you will handle the big changes that are coming into your life. 

Many people don’t realize just how far-reaching a sudden, unexpected death is for the loved ones who are left behind to grieve. Going through the process can cause you to suffer emotionally and physically. In some cases, the emotional turmoil you face is so deep that physical symptoms like nausea and vomiting manifest. You may have trouble sleeping and difficulty concentrating. 

The general effect on your life, including the need to make final arrangements and attend the funeral or memorial service, can mean that you lose out on income. This financial blow, along with the loss of the deceased’s income and other expenses can cause you to have stress over money. 

There aren’t any measures that will help you immediately as you go through the grieving process when you lose someone close to you, especially due to negligence. You have to take the time to work through each emotion as it comes. Try to focus on the good memories you have with the person. Talking about your feelings might also help you as you go through this major change. 

You do have the option of seeking compensation via a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one’s death was due to the negligence of another person. This might help you to address the financial damages that you’re dealing with, which can take a bit of stress off your shoulders.