Important Things to Know:
In a wrongful death lawsuit, time is of the essence. You only have two years from the date of death to file a claim. In addition, a representative must be appointed by the court to represent the estate of the deceased.
More than one relative of the deceased may have the right to collect for the death of a loved one. You may have the right to receive compensation for the death of a relative that you didn’t know you had.
In cases where a wrongful death believed to have occurred, insurance companies will take these very seriously. Often they begin their investigation immediately and you are not entitled to have them preserve the evidence for you. It is your responsibility to gather and collect the evidence that you will need to prosecute your case.
Important Things To Do:
- If the death occurred as the result of an auto accident, nursing home injury, dog attack, or any of the other numerous types of cases covered elsewhere throughout the site, you should follow the steps we’ve outlined for that particular incident type.
- Retain an attorney immediately. Wrongful death claims will invariably involve a lawsuit. There is no way this type of claim can be prosecuted without an attorney. Further, it is critical to your case that a proper investigation begins immediately. This can involve a medical analysis, accident reconstruction, and scientific and engineering issues. All of the circumstances surrounding the death must be covered.
Don’t trust your wrongful death lawsuit to just any personal injury attorney. Charles J. Gale of the Law Offices of Charles J. Gale, PC has particular experience in wrongful death cases. You deserve the fullest compensation possible for the loss of your loved one.
An initial consultation with our law firm is free and you don’t have to worry about paying us unless you receive a settlement. We will help you determine the validity of your wrongful death claim and can advise you on how to move forward in the investigation. Call us today to learn more!