If you are wondering how to find a wrongful death lawyer, I am sorry; it means you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence.
Finding a good attorney can make or break your case. Here I am going to give you some tips to help you find a good wrongful death attorney and hopefully get the compensation the family deserves.
Tips To Find A Good Wrongful Death Lawyer
1. Ask Your Network
Ask your family, friends, and coworkers to see if they know any good wrongful death lawyers. It is a small world, you never know, you might get a good lead.
2. Google Lawyers In Your Area
This might seem like an obvious one, but it is a quick way to find a list of attorneys who could help you. You can look up their reviews on Google and other law-related websites like avvo.com to see what others have said.
Once you have your list of attorneys to contact, you can check their website or just call them to see if they offer a free consultation, the majority will. You can then take them up on the free consultation and use the questions below with your gut instinct to see if they are a good fit.
Questions To Ask A Wrongful Death Lawyer
1. What is their experience with wrongful death cases?
Get an idea for how many cases they have represented, won, and if there are similarities to your case.
2. What is their success rate with jury trials?
Hopefully, your case doesn’t make it this far, but if it does; you want to be confident that you have a lawyer who has been here before and won.
3. What are their fees?
The majority of lawyers will take a set percentage of the winnings, so you don’t come out of pocket.
Ask if the fee increases if you go to trial, and if they have a maximum fee cap. Also, ask if there is no settlement agreed on, do you still owe fees.
4. What is your case worth?
See if they have a ballpark idea of what your case could be worth, and also ask what areas they plan to seek compensation for.
This is going to be a difficult process, but this article is to give you an idea of how to find a good wrongful death attorney.
You will need to use your judgment and intuition to make the decision on which lawyer to hire. Be patient, and don’t feel forced to sign an agreement.
It would probably be best to visit with multiple lawyers, and then take a day or two to reflect on the conversations, then make your pick.