There are several reasons to hire an attorney if a loved one has died in an accident:
1. Wrongful death cases have a very complicated legal process, which requires the expertise and experience of a highly trained wrongful death attorney. Many rules and strategies take years for an attorney to learn and acquire. Because of this, it is crucial to speak with and evaluate an attorney before deciding to hire him or her. It is very difficult to pursue a wrongful death claim by yourself, and statistics show that hiring a lawyer will bring you more money, even after the attorney fee is taken out.
2. Only an experienced lawyer can assess and properly fight for the amount of compensation that is needed for the family of the deceased victim. Chances are, without an attorney, you will be unable to determine how much money you deserve to receive out of a wrongful death case.
3. Most importantly, you need an attorney because the insurance company will offer you very little money for the death of your loved one. Even though the insurance company understands how tragic the situation is, they are still running a business and do want to give you the lowest amount of money possible. Only a competent, aggressive, and experienced lawyer has the means, the knowledge, and the ability to sue the insurance companies and force them to give you the appropriate settlement that you are entitled to. You need to level the playing field by having someone on your side that has the experience to fight the insurance companies and your best interests in mind.
4. Lastly, when you have a lawyer, you don’t deal with any of the hassle, paperwork, headache and worry of dealing with insurance companies. You just sit back with the knowledge that an experienced lawyer who has your best interest in mind is going to handle your case and deal with the headache.