What to Do When Someone Dies Without a WillWhat to Do When Someone Dies Without a Will

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What to Do When Someone Dies Without a Will

Hello, my name is Kerry. Last year my mother died suddenly. When we went through her papers, we discovered she didn't have a will. My mother had been married to another man before she met my father and I had a couple of step brothers. Unfortunately, they turned up on our doorstep and started to demand that we hand over my mother's life savings to them and their family. I contacted a lawyer who specialises in probate law. She talked me through my case and explained how we would defend it in court. Thankfully, the matter was resolved to my satisfaction and I could start to grieve for my mother. I decided to start this blog to help others who have a contested will on their hands.

4 Tips to Help You Adjust to Everyday Life Following a Car Accident

Adapting to normal life after a car accident can be difficult. Car accidents can continue to cause damage, both physically and emotionally, long after the initial event has concluded. Follow these four simple tips to help you adjust back to everyday life in the immediate aftermath of a car accident and reduce the stress and anguish you may be experiencing. 

1. Rebuild your confidence.

If your confidence has been damaged, it can take time to rebuild. Try enrolling in an advanced driving course to not only help build on your already existing skill set but also to help renew your confidence in your driving. You will also benefit from the knowledge that you are improving your performance as a driver, which will, in turn, help improve your response in the event of any future accidents or collisions. Contact a local driving school for further information on suitable courses.

2. Get back behind the wheel.

Where possible, and when it is safe to do so, get behind the wheel again and drive. Delaying this task will only serve to escalate any fears you may already possess and make it harder to drive again when you eventually do attempt it. In some extreme cases, people do not drive again at all. Don't let one accident affect the remainder of your life and cause inconvenience and delay to normal everyday tasks. If your confidence is severely lacking, start small and go out for regular, short drives. As you relax and become at ease with the process, start to drive for longer distances. Build on this progress and gradually increase duration until you are driving as normal again. If needed, get a trusted family member or friend to accompany you until you are comfortable going solo.

3. Get the compensation you deserve.

If the accident wasn't your fault, you may be experiencing some unresolved anger and distress, especially if you were injured as a result. Contact a compensation lawyer for advice on any remuneration you are entitled to. This will help you regain any out of pocket expenses you have incurred, such as a loss of wages, and help compensate for the physical or emotional pain and suffering you have experienced. A good compensation lawyer will handle the process for you, making it convenient and simple whilst eliminating any upset or anguish you may feel at having to relive events.

4. Ask for help if you need it.

Following a car accident, you can be subjected to a whirlwind of emotions and psychological trauma. You may be left with deep rooted fears, anxiety and, in some cases, even depression. If your fears and feelings are proving overwhelming or too intense to manage, ask for help. Sometimes you may need a little assistance to help process events and deal with the psychological aftermath. Contact a good counsellor to discuss how they can help you manage the trauma and distress you have experienced so you can get back to being the happy, healthy person you were before.