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Car accidents: Grief may be intensified during the holidays

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2019 | Car Accidents

Nothing can prepare the average Montana family for learning that a loved one has suffered fatal injuries in a collision. There are typically more car accidents during holiday seasons for various reasons. In addition to there being more cars on the road, there also tends to be more drunk drivers, which places all travelers nearby at great risk.

Coping with the sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one during the holidays is often devastating. Some families may decide to cancel their holiday gatherings and plans altogether. Other families might want to try their best to carry on with their holiday plans in memory of their loved one.

Some families light a candle in a deceased loved one’s memory. Or, perhaps, family members might decide to visit a particular place the loved one enjoyed during past holidays, in his or her honor. Gathering together and sharing memories and stories of the beloved family member is another way to cope with sudden loss during a holiday season.

Car accidents occur every day and often result in serious, even fatal injuries. However, when such tragedies occur during the holidays, it intensifies the grief associated with such great loss. Many Montana families also take comfort in knowing that they can file wrongful death claims when a loved one’s life might have been spared were it not for another person’s negligence or recklessness. A first logical step to take when considering filing such a claim is to consult with an attorney well-versed in personal injury law.