You, unfortunately, find yourself having to deal with all the legal aspects of the loss of a loved one. A "wrongful death" case means that your loss has occurred due to the wrongful conduct of another. What do you do?
Do you need to find an attorney, and do you need an attorney to assist you in the case?
The first and simple response is that no, you do not “need” an attorney. Could you possibly handle it on your own? Possibly. But, do you know what to do? Do you know what to say? Do you know what not to do? Do you know what not to say?
Wrongful death cases can be extremely complicated. Do the wrong thing or say the wrong thing and you could truly hurt your case with the insurance company. Getting an attorney involved is your best ASSURANCE that things will be handled the right way.
First, look for an attorney with the experience and the proven track record to handle your wrongful death case. Many attorneys advertise for these types of cases, but not all attorneys actually focus on this type of work. Look for an attorney who handles only personal injury and wrongful death cases. Look for a trial attorney.
The good news is, it doesn’t typically cost anything to meet with, talk to, and interview an attorney to make sure that they are the right attorney for your case. And, if they decide to take your case, they will likely handle it on a percentage recovery. That means it costs you nothing until the case is resolved.
Whether you decide or not to hire the attorney, schedule the meeting, get all of the facts and then make your decision.
Zachar Law Firm has been representing personal injury and wrongful death victims for nearly 25 years in Arizona. Personal injury wrongful death law is what we do. And, it’s all we do.