How to prepare for a wrongful death case?
One of the most difficult experiences in life is the passing of a loved one. It is a painful process, and it can become a very sensitive situation. But if you believe some form of negligence caused the death, you need to know that you can still seek justice by filing what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit.
In this blog, we explain the process so you can prepare. We advise you to carry out this process with experienced professionals. Remember that we are here to guide and accompany you throughout this process.
The initial part is preparing for litigation. At this stage, the deceased’s legal representative has to complete a series of steps to prepare the claim. These steps are:
- Choosing the legal representative. It is about determining who will file the claim, and it has to be established in the county courts where the deceased lived.
- Conducting an in-depth investigation of the suspicious events that caused the wrongful death. Ideally, it is done by lawyers, accompanied by an expert on the subject.
After the investigation is finished, the people and groups involved are contacted to notify them of the intention to file a lawsuit. Doing this can result in an opportunity to settle the case out of court and save you all the required legal process.
If a solution is not agreed out of court, the lawsuit for wrongful death is filed. The beginning of the process is through a letter of summons made through the courts. With this, we enter the litigation phase, where the investigation, interrogation, request for documents, and others are carried out to establish the case’s foundations.
We enter the decision stage with all the information exposed, where a verdict is determined according to the evidence. Throughout this process, the parties can continue to seek a mutual agreement.
If you have lost a loved one to negligence, at Nourmand Legal, we have the experience and knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome. We are committed to helping you find justice and solve your problems. Call us at (800) 550-9816 to find out about your case.