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How Do I Choose a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Laura Thomas April 29, 2019

Choosing a wrongful death attorney is a daunting task, especially after the painful experience of losing a loved one. Biesterveld & Crook, LLC hopes to help you in your search by sharing some of the traits to look for in a wrongful death attorney.

Trial Experience

While not all wrongful death cases go to trial, it’s important that your attorney prepares for this possibility. Trial experience is vital to ensure you build the strongest case possible and recover maximum compensation for your loss.

Wrongful death cases are very complex. Cases typically involve more facts, evidence, and witnesses than in other personal injury cases, such as car accidents and falls. This is why it is essential your attorney has experience handling wrongful death cases in court. Attorneys with trial experience obtain larger payments for their clients because they know how to build a stronger case.

Experience Pursuing Similar Cases

Your wrongful death lawyer should also have experience litigating cases similar to yours. An attorney with a background handling wrongful death cases is best suited to provide the advice needed to win your case.

After speaking with an attorney about your case, you can simply ask if the attorney has experience handling similar cases. If so, you can inquire about the results of those similar cases. While the lawyer may not be able to share too many details for confidentiality reasons, they should be able to give you a good sense of how the case concluded.

Answers Your Questions Honestly

You can get a feel for an attorney and how they work during an initial consultation. This is an opportunity to share the details surrounding your wrongful death claim. It’s important the attorney provides answers to all of your questions during this time. Honest and straightforward answers are desirable and are a good indication the lawyer will not only do a good job, but they also care about you and your case. Your attorney should be an advocate for you, while also guiding you through the legal process.

The attorneys at Biesterveld & Crook, LLC offer free consultations for all personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases. See our blog that outlines tips for how to prepare for your consultation, so you can get the most out of your time with our attorneys.

Works on A Contingency Basis

There are many unexpected expenses following the death of a loved one so it is important to hire a lawyer who works on a contingency basis. This means there are no upfront costs to you while the case is pending. Legal fees are only paid when there is a recovery for the case.

The wrongful death lawyers at Biesterveld & Crook, LLC typically work on a contingency fee basis for all personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases. This helps our clients by removing the financial burden of hiring an attorney, which allows our clients to focus on recovering from a terrible loss.

Call to schedule your free consultation today. Our attorneys are standing by and ready to listen.