If you plan to file a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one, it is wise to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. There are several things that a lawyer will do to help your case. Below we have highlighted three things a lawyer will do in the beginning stages of a wrongful death case so you don’t have to. You should be taking the time to grieve and spend time with your other loved ones, so having a lawyer accomplish these steps will make your life much easier.
3 Things a Lawyer Will Do So You Don’t Have To
- Find the right experts
The chances are that you have not found yourself in this position before. The wrongful death legal process is likely to be foreign to you, so every step of the way involves a learning curve. But, in a lot of wrongful death cases, it is important to have an expert that will help prove your case of wrongful death. A lawyer can find the right expert for your loved one’s case that will help increase the likelihood that you and your family receives a favorable settlement.
To find experts, we utilize different organizations that have databases with various experts on different subject matters. We can find the right expert for the exact purpose we need. Having an expert’s testimony can make or break a case, so this is essential to have a lawyer do for you.
- File the lawsuit in the proper court
A lawsuit can be filed where the defendant resides or where the incident happened. For example, if a car accident happened in Lucas County and the defendant lived in Wood County, the lawsuit can be filed in either.
Certain jurisdictions are friendlier to plaintiffs than others are. This may be because a judge has ruled on a particular issue in the past that might be relevant to your case. Your attorney will use their experience and insight to decide which the best court to file your claim is. This simple step can mean a world of different to your case.
- Eliminate bills of the decedent
There are often accumulated debts of the decedent that are outstanding at the time of their death. An attorney will help to make sure that the heirs have the funds to pay the debts. A lawyer’s creative and strategic planning can significantly help out the family in situations such as outstanding credit card or medical bills.
Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you have found yourself in the situation of filing a wrongful death claim, our lawyers can help you with the above, as well as many other aspects of the case. Call our office at 800.637.8170 to review your loved one’s wrongful death case with our lawyers. We can immediately begin to guide you through the legal process, helping you to get the full amount deserved in the settlement.