Just when you think things can’t get worse, they do. First, there was the phone call that brought life to a halt. Then, you had to hastily plan a funeral and sit through the eulogy of your beloved spouse when all you wanted to do was cry.
Now you're stuck going back to the same old routine with ever-present reminders that your loved one is no longer here: Maybe she had waited for weeks to get that new book sitting on the nightstand. Perhaps you glance at the clock and realize he would have been watching the game right now.
Then the calls start coming and a new wave of panic arises. How will you pay the mortgage with one less income? What's the password to your cable account? While you're at it, where is the laundry soap and what's that special way your spouse always prepared the peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your youngest who’s terribly distraught?
No one is prepared for the mundane details that accompany grief. No matter that you’re in pain; those little things still need to be done, and now there’s only one of you to do it all.
The paperwork alone following a fatal Maryland car accident can be overwhelming. You may find yourself facing overdue notices from the mortgage company or the auto finance company.
Even if you’re not hurting to pay the bills, you will likely still have to deal with the painful task of removing your spouse as a primary user on a variety of bills. Simply getting into your spouse's email account for access to any pertinent emails from these companies may prove a hassle.
Any agency slated to give you money will likely want a death certificate and proof that you have the right to the funds in place of your spouse. This is a necessary but painful task.
When you're dealing with the loss of a spouse, the last thing you need is still more paperwork, more headaches, and more reminders of your worst nightmare.
If you lost your spouse to a car crash that was not his or her fault, you have every right to sue the at-fault driver for damages through a wrongful death lawsuit pursued by a Southern Maryland accident lawyer. This may help you pay the unexpected funeral and burial costs and even give you back some of the income lost in your spouse’s death.
We’re not suggesting you take on one more task yourself. Rather, trust these details to an experienced Maryland auto accident lawyer who is familiar with the system. For a free consultation to see how we can help you, call Nickelsporn & Lundin at 1-800-875-9700.