Losing a loved one will be heart-breaking and traumatic. Things will get worse if you lose your loved one as a result of the negligence of other people. In that case, you may experience mixed emotions including anger, grief, frustration, etc. Undoubtedly, it is extremely important to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person whose actions lead to the death of your family member. Plus, the death of your beloved can pose a financial burden on your family irrespective of whether or not the deceased was an earning member. Note that you are entitled to get compensation for your damages from the guilty in this case. Even though it cannot take your life back to normal, it can ease your financial burden for life.
Undoubtedly, you will require a well-versed wrongful death attorney to claim the damages and obtain maximum compensation as possible. You can find several wrongful death lawyers around you and hence, choosing the right one can be a bit overwhelming. In order to tackle this issue, you may ask the following questions to the lawyers and consider the one that caters to your requirements.
The experience of the attorney in wrongful death lawsuit field
The first question that you must ask your lawyer is regarding his experience in the wrongful death case field. Note that some lawyers may boast years of experience but in multiple genres. It is always better to choose a lawyer who is a veteran in the wrongful death lawsuit field so that he will be able to analyze your case instantly and can give you an estimate of the compensation that you may get. Ask the attorney about the number of cases they handled and the number of succeeded and failed ones among them. Furthermore, having an experienced attorney by your side will be always helpful to negotiate settlements in or out of the court.
The time period to settle your case
Before hiring a wrongful death lawyer, inquire about the possible time period that he/she will take to settle your case. Even though an accurate timeline cannot be predicted by even the best lawyers, they can obviously give you an estimate. Additionally, experienced wrongful death lawyers can give you an idea regarding the possible delays that may occur, the vital factors that can play in your case, the ease or difficulty or winning the case, witnesses and other parties involved, etc. Besides, ask your attorney about the prevailing caseload they have since it can also affect the time window to settle your case.