Consulting with a Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful death cases are tragic, stressful occurrences in people’s lives that should be presided over by a wrongful death attorney. A citizen of the United States is legally allowed to represent themselves in a court of law but when it comes to a wrongful death case a lawyer should be consulted before deciding to bring a suit against an individual or a corporation.

A wrongful death attorney can assist the victim of a wrongful death case in one or more of the following circumstances that can lead to wrongful death:

If you have a loved one that may have been involved in a Fatal Accident, consult with a Wrongful Death Attorney in your area to review your case in exploring legal remedies.

Wrongful death is defined as the death of a person because of the actions of another or the lack of actions of another. The person that caused the death can be held liable for the death that occurred and can have a lawsuit brought against them in a court of law. The majority of wrongful death cases do not include the intention to kill another person. More often than not a wrongful death case includes a death that occurred as a result of an accident or poor judgment on the part of the defendant in the case.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a wrongful death case then consulting with a wrongful death attorney makes it easier to bring a suit against another person, to understand the rights that the family of the deceased have, and the statute of limitations regarding when one can file a suit. A wrongful death attorney, once hired by a client, will begin their investigation immediately. Evidence must be collected, witnesses must be interviewed, and witnesses have to be prepared to face cross examination from the other party’s attorney in a court of law. A family is legally allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit if one or more of the following circumstances occurred. Those circumstances are an automobile or airplane accident, occupational exposure to hazardous material, criminal behavior and death that occurs during supervised activity.

When a wrongful death attorney is working on a client’s case they will also attempt to acquire medical evidence, police reports, faulty product evidence, drug side effects and evidence of any medical malpractice. A wrongful death attorney will also be able to help a client write letters and make phone calls to the defendant, negotiate a settlement to avoid a trial, and appealing decisions made in a court of law. On the other side of things, a wrongful death attorney can also serve as an advisor and not a representative if the person involved decides to represent themselves during the case. The attorney can help with investigating the case, preparing and filing the proper documents with the state and the courts, and assist with settlement negotiations. At any time during the case if the person representing themselves decides that there is too much to handle, their advisor can then take over as their attorney representing them in court.

A wrongful death attorney will also be able to inform a client as to who is allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The list includes:

  • Parents filing for their child
  • Close family members can file for other family members
  • Children can file suit for their parents (claiming a loss of future inheritance if their parents were still working)
  • The family of the victim can sue if they are not related to the defendant in the case

 

If you have a loved one that may have been involved in a Fatal Accident, consult with a Wrongful Death Attorney in your area to review your case in exploring legal remedies.
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