The loss of a loved one through individual or company negligence is a difficult, painful situation to be in. Not only are you grieving, but you have the added burden of finding a lawyer to represent you and your loved one’s rights. Wrongful death lawsuits, by nature, are challenging, and finding the right attorney for your needs is paramount.
But how do you go about choosing a wrongful death attorney? How should you research attorneys, and what do you look for in making your choice? How can you feel the utmost confidence in your decision?
Researching a Wrongful Death Attorney
First of all, look for similar wrongful death lawsuits online in your area and see which attorneys and which law firms handled those cases. Look to see if they were successful or not. If you are acquainted with any attorneys in your area, ask them who they would use in a similar situation.
Contact your local bar association, too, as they will have recommendations. Check out the law firm’s websites, which will have reviews, to get a sense of their service and clients’ opinions of their reliability. A third party legal review site is even better as the reviews won’t be controlled. Google for a wrongful death attorney in your area.
Additionally, you will want to make sure that a wrongful death attorney is what you need. A medical malpractice death requires a medical malpractice attorney, not a wrongful death attorney, for instance. The same is true for a fatal car accident.
Selecting a Wrongful Death Attorney
Once you’ve done your homework and narrowed down your selection to two or three wrongful death attorneys, be sure, beyond all doubt, that the attorneys you’ve selected have handled the same type of case before.
Having an experienced wrongful death attorney is key to having your rights successfully represented. You need to know exactly who will be litigating the case and how much they will charge.
Ask how the law firm will keep in touch with you. Being able to easily contact your litigator is important. How often will they call or email you? How long will the case take? Wrongful death cases typically take years to resolve.
Your wrongful death attorney will need to make sure that all of the necessary facts are gathered and that you and your loved one’s rights are properly represented.
Tolbert Beadle LLC
In the state of Missouri, Tolbert Beadle LLC is one of the leading personal injury and wrongful death law firms. Also, handling auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, workers’ comp, and pedestrian accidents, Tolbert Beadle LLC ‘s team of experienced lawyers is ready and able to serve your legal needs.
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