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Getting To Know Your Wrongful Death Lawyer Better


6 Questions To Be Prepared To Ask Them

Accidents can happen anytime but nobody is prepared for a tragedy such as this. Wrongful death is very uncomfortable and unfortunate. This kind of lawsuit can cause a lot of emotional and financial destitution for you and your family. If you happen to find yourself in a similar situation, you must get in touch with your wrongful death attorney right away. It is never a good idea to waste your time or ignore the legal implications of such a case.

Before you set up a meeting with your lawyer, you must be aware of a few questions that you should ask him in your first consultation. Let’s have a look at what they are:

1. Talk About Their Success Rate

The first thing that you should ask them is a few details about their success rate. Ask them how many wrongful death cases they have handled in the past before you sign the agreement. A reputable law firm or attorney who comes highly recommended will have his answers well prepared and will most likely solve your query very spontaneously. The number of lawsuits that they have successfully represented in the past should be at their fingertips. If they are not able to give you a detailed account of a few of their recent cases, you should rethink your decision of associating with that professional.

2. What Is Their Pricing Structure?

This is a critical piece of information that you should be aware of before you sign any contract. Stay away from those firms and attorneys that charge very low. Stay away from those professionals who charge you an exuberant amount of money as well. You should find a balance between the two. The best way is to look for a professional who has competitive pricing and has a record of handling wrongful death cases successfully. You will have to get quotes from at least 4 or 4 attorneys. Compare their pricing structures and then make the final decision.

3. How Much Is Your Case Going To Be Worth?

Now, this is also a very important question that you should never forget. You should have utmost clarity as to what the entire value of your compensation is going to be. You’re expected to receive a certain amount and your wrongful death lawyer is the only person who can tell you what it is going to be. No amount of research is going to help you but only your attorney. He should be honest, and forthcoming, and must also explain the various steps that he is going to take to ensure that you get all the damages and compensation that you deserve. He will also have to perform a lot of calculations before he can get a sense of the value of your case. So remember to be a little patient with him while he explains to you all the details of the compensation that you will receive.

4. Does The Lawyer Have Enough Time To Dedicate To Your Case?

Many times it happens that the plaintiff is incessantly making phone calls to their lawyer and nobody is there to answer them. This situation can be very frustrating and trying for the family who has lost their loved one. Make sure that your lawyer has enough time for your case and that he can handle the tiny details of it without getting annoyed or hassled.

5. Is Your Case Going To Trial?

Several wrongful death cases usually get settled before they go to trial. This is because even the defendant understands that a trial can be very expensive and time-consuming. Even your attorney is going to try to get you the rightful compensation that you deserve without going to trial. So yes, he should try to get you an adequate amount of damages for your losses without letting your case go to trial.

6. What Is A Contingency Basis?

A contingency basis is one of the safest options that a plaintiff has. Under this arrangement, you only have to pay for the services of the lawyer if your attorney wins the case. This is a reward for both parties. This is applicable to the defendant as well. No one has to pay for any of the services unless and before the case is settled or won.

Final Thoughts

If you haven’t faced this kind of legal process ever in your life before, these questions will be enough to prepare you for the dreaded moment. It is better to have a clear-cut conversation with your attorney before you sign any binding agreement with them.

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