WILL I BE FORCED TO GO TO A COURT HEARING IF I HAVE A WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY?
Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 3:20 am
Losing a loved one is a traumatic event. Nothing can ease your pain or make the loss easier to understand, especially if the loss is due to a preventable accident. When a loved one is killed due to another person’s negligent, reckless, or careless actions, a wrongful death attorney can help you find the justice your loved one deserves.
Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney
When you lose a loved one, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the party at fault. While no amount of money will replace your loved one or undo the wrong that has been done to your family, seeking compensation for the loss of your loved can accomplish at least three important goals.
- Provides a measure of justice for your loved one;
- Provides financial support for your family; and,
- Deters others from the same behavior that caused your loved one’s death.
A wrongful death attorney can help you with your fight for justice against the at-fault party. The first step in filing a wrongful death lawsuit is hiring the attorney. Your wrongful death attorney will investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death to begin identifying, gathering, and preserving evidence to use to prove fault. Once the attorney has established fault and built a case, he can propose a settlement to the other party’s attorney. In some cases, it may be best to settle the claim without filing a lawsuit; however, if the other party refuses to negotiate fairly, your attorney may advise you to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Pennsylvania’s wrongful death laws are complex; therefore, you should always hire an experienced wrongful death attorney to handle your claim. If a lawsuit must be filed, your attorney will provide support and guidance as the case progresses through the judicial system. You may be required to attend several hearings prior to the trial of the case. You may also be required to testify in court about the details of the case and how the death of your loved one has affected your life and the lives of your other family members. Our attorneys understand that the thought of appearing in court may seem overwhelming; therefore, we promise to be with you every step of the way. We also want to remind you that appearing in court is a way to ensure that your loved one’s story is told accurately. Testifying in court is an opportunity to tell the judge and jury how the acts of the defendant have forever changed your life and the lives of the people you love.
Have You Lost a Loved One Due to Another Person’s Negligence?
If so, contact Tiemann Law Firm for a free consultation with a wrongful death attorney. Contact our office by calling our toll free number (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website. We understand that losing a loved one is extremely difficult and a wrongful death lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind as you are dealing with your grief. However, hiring a wrongful death attorney is not just about seeking a monetary judgement against the at-fault party — hiring a wrongful death attorney is about seeking justice on behalf of your loved one and your family. We want to assist you in holding the person responsible for the death of your loved one accountable for his or her actions.