- June 15, 2015
- In wrongful Death
Every year, millions of Americans are injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37 million people are unintentionally injured every year. Unfortunately a significant portion of these injuries result in death. The wrongful death of a family member or loved one can be one of the most devastating experiences in life.
Hiring a wrongful death attorney who understands your loss and is able to represent your claim and damages is an essential aspect of successfully pursuing a wrongful death claim to obtain the compensation that you are entitled to. Often in a wrongful death case, the outcome of your case may depend on the attorney representing your claims.
4 Things to Remember When Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney
- Reputation and Referrals: The best way to identify a wrongful death attorney is to ask for a recommendation from other people whom you trust, whether they are work colleagues, family, friends, or another attorney who has assisted you with a different matter and whose work you found satisfactory. For example, you can call the state bar for a reference, ask others who may have gone through a similar situation, or conduct an internet search to identify similar cases and the attorneys who represented those claimants.
- Consultation: Most attorneys will offer you a free consultation. You can take advantage of this opportunity to meet with a few attorneys and get a feel for their background, prior cases, and style. During consultations, you can ask about the attorney’s track record, experience with similar cases, and intended strategy.
- Cost: Some wrongful death attorneys require a retainer payment as a condition to taking on your case. Others are compensated based on a percentage of the settlement. Either way, you should be aware of the payment expectations and come to an agreement that you are comfortable with.
- Second Opinions: During the legal process, you may become unsure or unsatisfied with your attorney’s performance or the quality of his/her representation. You may consider calling another attorney to confirm their route and tactics and to learn more about the overall process.
When you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of another party, the last thing you may want to do is to think about hiring an attorney to file a legal claim. Filing a wrongful death claim will not bring back your loved one, but it will help you obtain monetary compensation so you can continue with your financial livelihood. It will also help you obtain the justice you need to bring a sense of closure.
Call Us Today!
If you lost a family member or loved one in a wrongful death incident, you may be entitled to damages and we can help you pursue your wrongful death claim. The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to assisting our clients reach the best monetary settlement they deserve. With years of experience and success, we can certainly help your case too! Call us at 1-800-848-5048 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team today.