Resources for Families Who Lost a Loved One
If you recently lost a loved one in an accident, we offer our deepest condolences. No one is ever prepared to face this sort of tragedy. Through the years, our firm has stood beside many families facing the same nightmare that now confronts you.
The following are some national and state resources that they have found helpful:
- Grief Share
“It hurts to lose someone” – that’s Grief Share’s motto. They specialize in bereavement counseling and have group sessions nationwide to help you through the grieving process. Find a group here.
- Bereavement Counseling for Families of Veterans
If you’re a parent, spouse, or child of Armed Forces personnel, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has bereavement counseling options for you. For more information, contact their Readjustment Counseling Service at 202-461-6530 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wills & Estate Distribution in the Carolinas
- How Estates Are Distributed in NC
Do you need to know how to carry out your loved one’s will? This estates procedures pamphlet from the NC Administrative Office of the Courts is filled with helpful information to simplify the process.
- South Carolina Probate Procedures
South Carolina adheres to the Uniform Probate Code, a standardized set of probate procedures used across 15 states.
- Answers to FAQ’s About Wills & Estates in NC
Wills/estate distribution is a confusing process. Here you’ll find the North Carolina Court System’s answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Survivors Benefits (Benefits for Family Members)
- Social Security Survivors Benefits
Was your loved one a breadwinner? If so, you may qualify for help through this program and this 12-page book can help.
- Federal Benefits for Families of Veterans
Was your loved one a veteran? This page of the Department of Affairs details the federal programs that may be available to families of veterans after their loss.
Auto Insurance Coverages in the Carolinas
- The North Carolina Consumer’s Guide to Automobile Insurance
Multiple insurance policies may cover the aftermath of one accident. This NC auto insurance guide will help you sort out which coverages may be available to you.
- Types of Automobile Insurance in South Carolina
This webpage summarizes the types of automobile insurance policies and what they cover in South Carolina.
- What Happens to an Auto Insurance Policy When Someone Dies?
Here’s an article with advice on who can inherit the policy and when.
If you plan to file an insurance claim, please be aware that there are timeframes for every type of claim and insurance companies may already have their lawyers and adjusters working against you.
We understand that calling for legal advice may be the last thing on your mind right now, but when so much is at stake, we encourage you to seek advice from an experienced attorney when you are able.
If you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance, please contact us at 1-866-900-7078.