The loss of a loved one is the most difficult experience any person goes through in their lifetime. If the loss is sudden and unexpected, as with an aviation or firearms accident, the experience is that much more difficult.
When someone passes away, family members’ thoughts are where they should be — with the person they have lost. Unfortunately, one of the practical decisions that needs to be made as soon as possible is whether it is appropriate to pursue a claim against a person or company believed to be responsible. The first step is finding the right firm to evaluate your potential claim.
Since insurance companies have vast experience in evaluating claims and will seek to obtain the lowest settlement possible, it is important to engage a firm with considerable experience dealing with insurance companies. It is best to retain a firm that regularly handles wrongful death claims so that a lawsuit can be pursued if the insurance company is unwilling to settle your claim for a fair value.
If you believe we may be of assistance to you and you wish to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney without any charge or obligation, click here to contact our office. If we agree to handle your case, we will normally work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery. In almost all cases, a lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time from the date of the accident. If you intend to pursue a claim, you should contact an attorney right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.