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The Emotional Process of a Grieving Spouse


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6/5/2012
Shane Smith
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Anytime a spouse passes away, the partner who is left behind struggles emotionally. Consider the agony of unexpectedly losing a best friend, partner, other half, co-parent, and soul mate because a drunk driver took the wheel when he or she shouldn’t have. 

Drunk driving accidents victimize more people than only those who were involved in the actual crash. The spouse who dies in a Georgia wrongful death certainly is an Atlanta DUI victim. However, the grieving spouse left behind also is a victim of drunk driving. Victims who are left behind often feel abandoned and incomplete. The death of a husband or wife is significant, as it is the sudden termination of a relationship.

It can be overwhelming when a spouse is left to deal with financial responsibilities on his or her own and doesn’t have his or her partner’s input or help with making family decisions. The spouse left behind also may have a hard time getting closure after an accident if he or she didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to his or her spouse.

If your partner was killed by a drunk driver, you have rights as an Atlanta DUI victim. Not only did you lose an essential part of you, but you may have lost your spouse’s income and household help. When this happens, it can be very burdensome and stressful. Financial stress often has a negative emotional impact on a grieving spouse.

To ensure you are compensated for your tragic loss from the drunk driver and his insurance company, talk to an Atlanta DUI victim attorney about your family’s future. You can call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 and request a free consultation today to find out more. Also, be sure to request a complimentary copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.



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