Wrongful Death Cases
When you lose a loved one because of someone else’s carelessness, it is somehow even more difficult to cope. You know that but for the individual’s poor choice, your loved one would still be here.
If your loved one died because of the negligence of another person, you may have a wrongful death claim. While no amount of money will bring your loved one back, seeking compensation can help ease your financial burden. A reputable law firm will be here to help you determine if a wrongful death claim is the right course of action for you.
Proving wrongful death
A wrongful death is any death which is caused by the negligence, recklessness, carelessness, or otherwise poor choice behavior. Common examples include car accidents, police brutality, gunshots, and medical malpractice.
To prove a wrongful death claim, you must show the other party acted unreasonably and that action, or inaction, caused the death of your loved one. In other words, you must show a direct line of causation between your loved one’s death and the at fault party’s action or inaction.
The best way to do this is to work with an experienced wrongful death lawyer. A wrongful death claim is a complex legal process which can require the use of expert witnesses, depositions, and long trials. This shouldn’t scare you away from filing a wrongful death claim. But it should show you the importance of working with a lawyer you trust.
“I can’t afford a lawyer”
Yes, you can. Many wrongful death lawyers only take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means they only get paid when you win. Additionally, many firms will only take cases they plan on winning.
This is why you need to work with a lawyer you trust and a lawyer who has the resources necessary to combat large insurance companies. Insurance companies only make money when they don’t pay out the full value of your claim. The goal is to negotiate with the insurance company, showing them how strong your case is by using experts.
While it’s true that most wrongful death claims settle out of court, you should only settle when it’s right for you. We know you want to put this traumatic experience behind you but we also don’t want to see you shortchanged. That’s why skilled attorneys will be fully prepared to take your wrongful death claim all the way to trial, if that’s what is required to get you the compensation you deserve.
Come see us today
Losing a loved one is terribly tragic. We can only imagine what you are going through. That’s why it’s so important to speak with a lawyer soon so we can help you heal. You focus on mourning while your attorney focuses on making sure you don’t incur unnecessary expenses.
As the lawyers at Cohen & Cohen can explain, meeting with a skilled and experienced wrongful death lawyer means you can rest assured knowing your loved one will be remembered fondly. Call a law firm today to give you the peace of mind you deserve.
This was a guest blog posting by Cohen & Cohen, operating throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. The Law Offices of Cory H. Morris Operates throughout New York and Florida.