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How can I cope with grief after a loss of a spouse?

Losing a spouse is profoundly tragic, especially when the loss is caused by another person's negligence. Along with practical issues like arranging the funeral and settling medical debt, the remaining spouse will also experience a wide range of emotional and psychological effects. To better deal with these effects, Very Well Mind recommends the following tips. 

Can parents sue a school after a shooting?

The school shooting occurring at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL in 2018 is a part of a years' long sad and sickening trend of violence involving this nation's children. Survivors of the shooting and victims' families have launched more than 100 lawsuits against the school board for its failure to protect children and staff. Education Week explains the motivations behind these suits and the chances that claimants will receive a successful verdict. 

What is statute of limitations?

When you want to take any case to court in California, it is important to understand the statute of limitations. This key point to any legal case will allow you to know if you can file a lawsuit or make a claim. It also dictates to prosecutors whether they can make criminal charges against someone. In a wrongful death case, it tells you when you should file your case and ensures you are within the legal time frame to do so.

What are the five stages of grief?

Losing a loved one to a tragic accident can feel like your world is ending. While all people navigate their losses differently, grief often occurs in five separate stages. Psych Central offers insight into these five stages, which can help you work through your own personal grieving process.

Man charged with murdering his fiance now facing lawsuit

When families are reeling with the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one in California, coming to terms with their loss can undoubtedly take time and a strong support system. In unfortunate circumstances where the victim's death was the result of another person's wrongdoing, recklessness or negligence, the circumstances surrounding the death can increase the pain and make it that much harder to accept what has happened. 

Who can sue for wrongful death?

When a person dies due to the negligence or oversight of someone else, there may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. However, not just anyone may file this type of case in California. According to California Legislative Information, there are only a few specific people who have the right to sue for wrongful death.

How can I overcome the loss of a loved one?

Losing a loved one is rarely easy. However, losing a loved one to a senseless accident that results from another person’s negligent behavior can be earth-shattering. While the grieving process is rarely easy, there are steps you can take to progress throughout it towards a place of healing. To this end, the American Psychological Association recommends the following tips.

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