Losing a loved one is the hardest thing that humans have to do. We ought to be better at this but we’re not. Death is something that comes to all of us. It’s something that we know it’s going to happen to our loved ones and to our friends. But through all of our years, we’ve never figured out a way to prepare for it and maybe that’s a good thing. The emotions that are released when we lose a loved one are the same emotions that bind us while we’re alive. The trouble comes when somebody goes too soon, when it’s unexpected, when it’s somebody else’s fault. Because, now you have not only the loss to deal with, the grief, but you have the anger. You have the, "Why did this happen, why did it have to happen, why didn’t that other person just do this, why did they have to look at their cell phone while they were driving? Why did they have to drive drunk?"
And to me, that’s the hardest part of representing anyone who’s lost a loved one. It’s finding a way to deal with the grief while at the same time dealing with the anger. I can’t help with the grief. I have grief of my own just like every other human does. These are the demons we each have to face. But what I can help with is the legal aftermath. Some of the anger, some of the why did this happen, some of the how could this have been prevented. The parts of life that we don’t want to face but that often times have to be faced for our own sanity, for our own families. So practicing wrongful death law is something that’s important to me. It’s important to me because I know that you need to have that support, you need to have that comfort, you need to have a team that’s willing to go the extra mile, and do what it takes; do what it takes to handle the anger while you deal with the grief.