Why is It Important to Hire an Attorney for a Wrongful Death Claim?
The first reason to hire an attorney for a wrongful death clam would be to flush out all of the available answers as to what happened in that particular situation. It may be a truck or car accident, or a medical malpractice incident, or a number of possible scenarios. A lot of times, the only way that a family will have answers to the questions, would be by pursuing a lawsuit. We accumulate these answers through depositions, discovery, and request for documents.
Notwithstanding the claim or seeking any monetary damages, probably first and foremost, would be to get answers for the families, and find out what actually happened. From there, we then need to navigate the court system, deal with insurance companies, and any corporations that may be involved or relevant to the tragic loss. This is not something that should be taken lightly, and I would absolutely recommend having a lawyer that is experienced in pursuing wrongful death claims.
At What Point Should Someone Retain an Attorney for A Wrongful Death Claim?
I would say, although times of loss can be highly emotional and a devastating time for loved ones, as soon as you can hire a lawyer, the better. Then the lawyer can send out preservation of evidence letters and start the investigation process. Securing any and all evidence, whether it be photographs, or debris, or getting accident reconstructionist at the scene, is critical. The sooner you begin the process of gathering evidence, the more complete and credible the evidence is. Documenting all facts that are relevant to a claim is very important to a wrongful death claim.
Furthermore, once you have hired a lawyer, to some degree, you need to shield yourself from the insurance companies, the corporations, or whoever is on the other side, because now, all of the communication must go through the attorney. Hopefully you will begin to start the grieving process without interference from any of these outside companies.
What Sets You and Your Firm Apart in Handling Wrongful Death Claims?
It is our valuable experience in handling wrongful death cases, and our success with those wrongful death claims, that sets us apart from other law firms. We are lawyers that have been handling these types of cases for nearly the entirety of our careers. The most important distinction, however, is the way that we treat our clients. Most of our clients become like family members in our firm. They are here frequently, and everybody knows their name.
I would say that is probably the thing that sets us apart—the relationships that we develop with our clients. Our hope is that by the end of the case, our clients feel as comfortable around our office as they do in their own homes.
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