Losing a loved one is extremely challenging and difficult in any situation. However, it can be even more difficult to deal with if you feel that it was due to the negligence of another party. If you feel that your loved one passed away due to the negligence of others, you should engage an attorney to discuss your legal rights. A wrongful death attorney will be able to provide you with a range of different services to ensure you are properly represented.
Explanation of Wrongful Death
One service that an attorney will be able to provide you with is to provide an explanation of what qualifies as wrongful death in the eyes of the law. Wrongful death can include a range of wrongful actions including medical malpractice, a premeditated attack or assault, gross negligence of another party, or a death that occurs due to another crime that was taken place. The attorney will then be able to review your particular situation and explain whether or not this would qualify as a wrongful death.
If it is determined that your case qualifies as a wrongful death situation, and you decide to pursue further legal action, the wrongful-death attorney will be able to handle all negotiations for you. The majority of wrongful death civil cases take place outside of the courtroom. The attorney will be able to prepare your case, present it to the other parties involved, and work to determine a fair negotiation and settlement.
If your wrongful death case cannot be settled outside of the courtroom, the attorney will be able to handle the civil court process as well. This will include preparing the case, handling all courtroom deliberations, and ensuring your case is presented as effectively as possible.
If you would like to speak with an experienced attorney about your wrongful death case, you should contact us to receive a consultation and learn more about what services we can provide to you.