The wrongful death of a loved one would surprise anyone, especially in circumstances where the death is instantaneous. Whether it was a car crash, a medical error or workplace accident, losing a loved one is never easy.
After a wrongful death, people don't often think about their legal options first. Instead, they focus on taking care of their families, settling their loved one's estate and managing the funeral. They may be working to rearrange their finances or trying to get into contact with those who can help support them while they get their finances back in order.
A wrongful death attorney is the right person to call after your loved one is killed in an accident. Your attorney will do several things for you. First, they'll take over the case, so you can focus on the funeral and other matters while your attorney moves forward with negotiating your claim or filing a lawsuit on your behalf.
Along the way, you'll always have the option to talk to your attorney about how far they've gotten in the case and to find out more about the negotiations. Your attorney will work hard to make sure you get fair compensation from the responsible party. You may get a settlement offer that your attorney can review. Many wrongful death cases are settled out of court, which saves you time and money.
Our website has more on wrongful deaths and what you can do to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. You've lost someone who is important to you, and the person or people responsible for their death should compensate you for that loss.