The death of a loved one inevitably leaves family members with many unanswered questions. If a member of your family passed as the result of a wrongful death accident, then the questions become even more pressing. At Dashner Law we have helped dozens of families get back on their feet after a wrongful death takes place in their midst. If such a tragedy should occur, you need to know what to do next.
Your Response Influences Potential Outcomes
There are a number of circumstances that could result in a wrongful death, including:
- Car accidents
- Drunk driving collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Accidents involving cyclists
- Occupational illnesses and injuries
- Dog bite attacks
If lawyers approach you asking you to sign any papers, ask for time to look them over before you do anything. Never sign any sort of document before reading it carefully and then speaking with a lawyer of your own. You might be putting yourself at a serious disadvantage by not speaking with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Working With a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Your first meeting with a wrongful death accident attorney is called a consultation. This is where you will describe the details of your situation. Your lawyer can generally tell you whether or not you have grounds to bring a wrongful death suit against someone. If you do, then you can decide whether or not to move forward with your case.