Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be extremely painful and traumatic. It can completely change one’s life, for the worse. In certain cases, some individuals never recover from this traumatic event. On the other hand, some people accept the fact that their loved ones are gone, but want to seek justice. One such scenario is a wrongful death, caused by an accident or another misfortunate event.
Have you lost someone in an accident, caused by a negligent party? If so, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim against that party. To do so, you are going to need an attorney, someone with the right knowledge and experience, and someone capable of guiding you through the case until it is successful.
Here are several reasons why you should always hire an attorney when dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Explaining The Basics
After your loss, you will feel exhausted, stressed and confused. The last thing that you may want to deal with is the insurance company and the court. That is why you should come and see one of Allegiance Law San Francisco wrongful death attorneys. Feel free to schedule a free initial consultation (with no legal obligations) and talk to real professionals about your case. If there is anything that can be done, their attorneys will help you do it.
But first, the evaluation. Once your case is evaluated, you will know the position you are in and what your legal rights are. Usually, you could be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a party responsible for taking your loved one’s life. However, as easy as it sounds, it is a very complicated process, one that requires a lot of hard work, patience and paperwork. And yes, it is going to be extremely stressful.
Dealing With the Insurance Company
As soon as you file your claim, the next chapter of problems begins. This one is particularly difficult as it involves the at-fault party’s insurance company. Normally, they will do everything in their power to protect their best interests. You will have to negotiate the settlement multiple times, and if lucky, you may settle outside of court. Going to court is another complicated process, which includes additional paperwork, stress and on top of that, money (court fees).
With highly knowledgeable and experienced Personal Injury Lawyers, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands. They will help secure you a large sum and protect your interests in the process.
Other reasons why you should always hire an attorney when dealing with a loss, which is a result of wrongful death, include:
- Help with gathering and preserving evidence
- Help with the paperwork and meeting the deadlines
- Interviewing and locating witnesses
- Negotiating the settlement
- Presenting your case in court