If you lose someone close to you due to the fault of another person or entity, it is possible to hold that party accountable in civil court in the United States. This is called a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit is there to assist the family or any dependents with compensation for any emotional or financial damages when the death was caused by the intentional or negligent actions of someone else. These kinds of cases are common with deaths caused by medical malpractice, violent crimes, and work-related incidents. If you decide you want to make a wrongful death claim, Beckerman Anderson has some helpful tips for you.

Contact A Lawyer

It’s always a good idea to consult with someone who is familiar with handling wrongful death cases and filing them as well. An experienced lawyer can provide vital information on the process of filing a claim, who you’re allowed to make the claim against, possible probate, and any other questions you may have concerning a wrongful death claim. A lawyer can also assist you with filing a wrongful death claim, taking care of a lot of the paperwork and reports needed to file.

Quickly Gather Information

When filing a wrongful death claim it becomes the responsibility of the party, to provide proof of the wrongful death, as well as evidence they suffered measurable damages due to their loved one’s wrongful death. You’ll want to gather any information that can help your case and you’ll want to do it as soon as possible. Things that can help prove your claim can range from witnesses, medical records, police reports, financial records, and more.

Plan Ahead

Each wrongful death case is complex and the time it takes to settle is unique to each case. Anyone planning to file should take the proper preparations and precautions to ensure they are in a secure position during the proceedings. It’s important to plan out things like living situations, custody of any possible children, and any other financial obligations you may have. Consult your lawyer on whether or not you should be prepared on covering funeral cost for your loved one.

Losing someone to a wrongful death situation is tough and Beckerman Anderson is here to help you find some relief. If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim call our office for a free consultation before taking and let us assist you in your time of need.