How soon does a lawyer start working on a case?

When you hire a lawyer to represent your family in a wrongful death lawsuit, they begin working on the case as soon as possible.

While hiring a lawyer is the furthest thing from someone’s mind after they lose a loved one to wrongful death, it is beneficial to them if they do. The earlier you find an attorney for your wrongful death lawsuit, the better.

3 things a lawyer will help you with throughout the wrongful death lawsuit.

Investigating into the facts of the accident or situation that caused the death of your loved one is crucial. There are time sensitive issues to be taken care of such as the collection of witness statements, including finding witnesses and taking the sworn statement. Also, police officers are often found to provide interviews or photos of the scene that can be an integral component of the evidence.

While sometimes your lawyer will take care of the investigation, they may also hire a private investigator to do so. Not all investigators are qualified to conduct investigations of certain types, making it important to have a lawyer who has experience and knowledge in the area to ensure that they have the most qualified individuals working on your family’s behalf. The lawyers at our office have years of experience handling a variety of wrongful death cases and have connections to various types of specialists, including private investigators, that can help your family receive the compensation that is deserved.

Read about the types of compensation that are available in wrongful death.

The lawyers at our office have long-term relationships with investigators who will then make your case their first priority. Our connections within the industry can significantly affect the outcome of your case.

If you have questions about your wrongful death lawsuit or you are wondering whether or not you should hire an attorney, call our office at 800.637.8170. We are available to help guide you through the legal process. We also recommend that you request a free copy of The Ohio Wrongful Death Book to serve as a resource throughout the lawsuit.