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Reasons to Seek Legal Advice After Wrongful Death

| Feb 20, 2014 | Catastrophic Injuries

If you lost a family member in an accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may wonder if you have a solid wrongful death claim. Because wrongful death cases are complex in nature, it is essential to seek legal advice for the reasons listed here.

Why Seek Legal Help?

  • You might not know how to pursue your claim. An attorney can immediately start building your case and taking legal action. Lawyers experienced in wrongful death cases have the resources needed to get witness statements and evidence necessary to establish a strong case.
  • You might not know what your case is worth. While it may seem like common sense to seek reimbursement for your loved one’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and potential future income, you may also be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional losses. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not pay top dollar for these losses. Because these losses are harder to put a dollar amount on, an experienced attorney can help determine the right monetary figure to fight for so that your family can receive the maximum compensation.
  • You might not know if you have a valid wrongful death case and need to discuss the details of your case with an experienced wrongful death attorney.

Whether you are sure you have a wrongful death case or not, you can be sure that talking with an attorney who has experience handling wrongful death cases will be your best bet. Even if you think that the person who was responsible for the death of your loved one will be punished criminally, it is still wise to punish the person through payable damages. This means that a wrongful death suit will need to be filed in order to collect financial compensation for the wrongful act that occurred, which means that the assistance of a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney is needed.

When a family suffers the loss of a loved one, it can be overwhelming to just pick up the pieces and try to get through each day without having to deal with a lawsuit on top of such devastation. If you are left hurting emotionally and financially following the wrongful death of your family member, you really should speak with an attorney. We would be honored to talk with you and provide you with answers to your questions in a free consultation. Please call us at 703-721-4233 or fill out our Contact Us form and we will reach out to you shortly.