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How can I help my sister who just lost her husband in a bicycle accident that was caused by a semi?

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There are several things you can do for your sister during this tragic time. First, you can ask her if she needs help around the house, with the kids, or with grocery shopping. You can be there to provide a shoulder for her to cry on, and you can give her advice. Some helpful advice that you could provide to her might include the following:

  • Don’t wait another moment to obtain a copy of the police report. You may be able to get a copy of the police report for her.
  • Tell her not to provide the insurance company with a recorded statement, even if the insurance company demands one. They may ask her what her husband was doing before he was riding a bicycle. They are looking to find out if he worked all night, if he had an alcoholic drink, or anything else that could limit their liability. Anything she says could be used against her, which would hurt her financial recovery.
  • Collect helpful information for her about her rights. There are many free, informative books and articles on our website that can help your sister during this time.
  • Speak with a qualified Georgia wrongful-death attorney to find out if your sister has a wrongful death claim.

By helping your sister with these things, she can focus on grieving and emotionally healing while you help her protect her financial recovery. For more information, please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to speak with a Peachtree City wrongful-death lawyer in a free, no-obligation consultation today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia