Parents who have lost a child to a drunk driving crash caused by an irresponsible driver may feel like the world is caving in on them. Instead of giving up, there are some critical steps a parent can take to help him or herself after losing a son or daughter in a fatal Atlanta DUI accident. We encourage you to:
- Get medical help. If you constantly feel sick, or if you are hurting yourself by eating too much or not eating enough as a way of dealing with your grief, you should see a doctor to discuss healthy ways to cope with your grief.
- Seek professional help. Grief counselors are trained to help those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. By meeting with a counselor, you can learn how to pick up the pieces and begin doing life again following a tragic loss.
- Get involved. Allow yourself to use your feelings of frustration, anger, etc. for good by getting involved in an organization such as MADD, or another organization that aims to provide education about drunk driving. Advocating for others who are hurting and seeking to protect others from future harm through involvement can be the start of healing for you.
- Speak with an attorney. After an intoxicated driver claimed the life of your child, you should speak with a Georgia DUI victim attorney. You may want to seek damages for medical expenses, losses, and pain and suffering.
Helping yourself by becoming a voice for your child and by seeking justice and just compensation may provide the comfort you need in this time. For more information, or for a free case consultation with a compassionate attorney, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 today.