Knowing who to turn to for solutions after an unexpected death is challenging. The responsible party often reaches out to get information from the family. They may have a sinister reason for asking questions and to see if the family holds them responsible for their negligence. Seeking a financial remedy for the loss of a loved one is possible with help of an attorney. Here are few tips for hiring a wrongful death attorney.
After an unexpected loss, families may be struggling financially. This is especially true when a primary breadwinner or caretaker of small children has passed away unexpectedly. There may be an urgent need to replace this lost income to keep a family home, pay medical bills, or living expenses.
Well-meaning friends and family members often suggest a lawyer who has helped them in the past. These suggested professionals often do not have the right type of experience. Reach out to a wrongful death attorney and arrange a consultation to discuss what has occurred. The price of the consultation may be complimentary if that attorney is hired for the case. Other attorneys may charge a flat rate per hour for their consultations. The lawyer will provide their fee for handling the case. Some lawyers will deduct their fee from any money collected as a result of the negligence case.
The information given in the consultation will confirm if there is indeed a solid case for wrongful death. The questions asked during the consultation are meant to provide the background information needed for legal proceedings. Consider bringing a supportive relative or friend to the consultation for moral support.
Ask the wrongful death attorney about the timeline for starting the case. Choose a lawyer that has time to focus on new cases. Their specialization and experience enable them to give sound legal representation and advice on what to do next. The lawyer may suggest not speaking with certain individuals or posting about the case on social media. Anything discussed with the lawyer is confidential and any questions they ask are simply to provide guidance and support the case.
Having a consultation with a wrongful death attorney is the best way to know what can be done in response to the actions of the responsible party. Use these tips to hire an experienced lawyer to start moving the case forward and closer to a financial remedy. To learn more, contact a attorney near you.