Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence? Check out these 4 things to learn about your wrongful death claim, then call us.
1) Choosing an Attorney
Someone who is looking for representation in a case involving a wrongful death must first find and look for an attorney with trial experience in these types of cases. Wrongful death cases are tragic. They’re tragic, of course, because clients lose loved ones— the worst thing that can happen to anyone.
2) Cost to File an Attorney
Oftentimes when people come to our office asking about a wrongful death claim, they are concerned about whether they can afford a case. The experienced trial attorneys at Chavez Law take these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that the attorney gets paid if and only if there is a recovery, either by going to trial or through forcing a settlement on the insurance company or the negligent corporation that caused the death.
3) Determining the Value of Your Claim
Clients who come to us because they have lost a loved one, such as a husband or a wife or a parent or a child, often wonder what full and fair compensation mean in their case. In instances in which a family has lost a loved one, the family is entitled to the lost income that that father or mother or spouse would have provided them. Another thing that the law allows for, in terms of compensation, is damages for emotional pain and suffering. Other types of damages are the physical pain and suffering that that person went through as a result of dying. Other damages involve what the survivors— the family members— are entitled to. They’re entitled to full and fair compensation for the emotional trauma resulting from the loss of their loved one that was caused by a negligent corporation or person.
4) Case Timeline
When I have clients who have lost a loved one – a spouse, a child, or a parent – due to a wrongful death incident, they often ask me how long a case will take. One of the factors, in fact the key factor, in a wrongful death case is whether or not the insurance company for the defendant who caused the wrongful death is negotiating in good faith. Let’s be absolutely clear – the only cases that go to trial are cases where the insurance company is unwilling to pay full and fair compensation for the horrible and tragic harms that they’ve caused clients. This is the greatest detriment to a quick resolution.
Have you lost a family member or loved one due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about these 4 things to learn about your wrongful death claim?
Contact the experienced El Paso wrongful death lawyers at Chavez Law Firm today for a free case evaluation and case evaluation.
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