Just the very thought of having to make a claim for wrongful death is horrendous. However, your attorney selection is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make after the initial shock & mourning period. An experienced wrongful death attorney will be empathetic, compassionate, and respectful. Yet, at the same time, they will immediately take action to protect the rights of the surviving parties. This is the reason it is critical, as soon as you are comfortable, to retain an attorney to protect your rights.
Selecting an Attorney
The Wrongful Death Statute is confusing and difficult to understand. First, your attorney will help you identify the responsible party or in some cases, parties. Sometimes death will result from a car accident, or sometimes through the negligence of a healthcare provider. It is important to note that all cases are different. Indeed, your case will have its own special set of facts and circumstances that must be addressed individually.
Also, it is worth noting that while you are going through the steps that make up the grieving process, you sometimes are not thinking with a clear head. This makes it necessary to have adequate representation to make sure your interests are looked after when you simply cannot.
Do your research. Then, ask your attorney informed questions so you may receive informed answers. Your attorney and his/her team are there to help you every step of the way. There are no stupid questions! Indeed, you should feel that your attorney has your best interests in mind when you are most vulnerable.
To sum up, find a caring attorney you feel comfortable with right away, you’ll know almost immediately when it’s a good fit. You’ll also be surprised how much getting this uncomfortable process out of the way will feel in terms of one less thing on your plate. You have enough to worry about, let the professionals handle it for you from here. Contact us to learn more.