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Can you explain the process of filing a wrongful death claim?

Can you explain the process of filing a wrongful death claim

The process of filing a wrongful death claim can be complex and emotionally challenging, but it's essential to seek justice and compensation for the loss of a loved one caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another party.


How Do I Proceed With a Wrongful Death Claim?

Below are the steps involved in filing a wrongful death claim:

Contact An Attorney

The first step is to consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer who can assess the circumstances of your case, explain your rights, and guide you through the legal process. An attorney will help you determine if you have a valid claim and advise you on the best course of action.

Investigation into the Untimely Death

Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, obtaining medical records, and examining any relevant documentation, such as police reports or accident reports.

Liability is Determined

It's crucial to establish who is legally responsible for the death of your loved one. Your attorney will work to identify the party or parties at fault, whether it be an individual, a company, a government entity, or a combination of parties.

Assessing the Value of the Claim

Your wrongful death attorney will assess the full extent of the damages caused by the wrongful death, including financial losses (e.g., lost wages, medical expenses), non-economic losses (e.g., pain and suffering, loss of companionship), and funeral and burial expenses.

Communicating with Insurance Companies

Your attorney will handle all communications with insurance companies involved in the case. They will negotiate on your behalf to seek a fair settlement for your damages.

Filing the Lawsuit

If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, your attorney may file a wrongful death lawsuit in the appropriate court. The lawsuit will outline the facts of the case, the legal basis for the claim, and the damages sought.

Discovery Phase

Once the lawsuit is filed, both sides will engage in the discovery process. This involves exchanging information and evidence relevant to the case. Depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents may be part of this phase.

Negotiating With the Claims Adjuster

Throughout the litigation process, your attorney may continue to engage in settlement negotiations to reach a resolution. Many wrongful death cases are settled before trial.

Going to Trial

If a settlement is not reached, the case may proceed to trial. During the trial, both sides present their evidence and arguments to the judge or jury, who will ultimately determine liability and damages.

If the court finds in your favor, a verdict will be rendered, and compensation may be awarded for the damages suffered due to the wrongful death.

If you are successful in your claim, the compensation awarded will be distributed to the eligible beneficiaries according to the laws of your jurisdiction.

The process of filing a wrongful death claim can vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case and the laws in your jurisdiction. It is crucial to have the guidance of a skilled wrongful death lawyer who can navigate the legal complexities and protect your rights throughout the process.


Contact Us Today

If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Our dedicated team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve for the devastating loss of a loved one. Contact us today to learn more.


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Brett Sachs

Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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