Have you lost a family member due to someone else’s negligent actions? In this situation, you can turn to our team at Berry Law for professional and compassionate assistance. We understand the emotional turmoil you’re experiencing, and we’re here to help.
A wrongful death lawyer can assist with all aspects of your legal case, dealing with insurance agents and the liable party to give you time to care for your family emotionally. We understand that money cannot bring back your loved one, but it can help with your financial burden.
Discuss all aspects of your legal case now by calling or filling out our online contact form.
When Should You Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney?
You can contact a wrongful death law firm after any fatal accident. An attorney can review your situation to see if your family qualifies to file a wrongful death claim under the laws in your state, which can vary.
However, in most cases, states allow you to file a wrongful death claim if someone else caused a deadly accident while acting recklessly or negligently. Many lawyers take on wrongful death cases after:
- Car, truck, van, or motorcycle accidents
- Accidents at a construction site
- Deadly animal attacks or dog bites
- Slip and fall or other premises liability accidents
- Accidents caused by defective products
You can reach out to us to determine if your family has a legal claim. We’ll answer your questions and provide you with the care and compassion you need after losing a loved one.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case?
Each state sets regulations regarding wrongful death claims. Many states allow close family members to file a claim after a deadly accident. Commonly, you can file a claim as a parent, spouse, or child.
However, a significant portion of states only allows a legal representative to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. Your wrongful death lawyer can familiarize you with the laws in your state and how they apply to your case.
What Damages do You Get After a Wrongful Death Accident?
The damages available to your family after a deadly accident also vary by state. Many areas around the country allow families to secure funds to cover the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses for their loved one
- Their loved one’s final medical expenses
- The loss of financial support from their loved one
- Lost guidance, companionship, and advice
You may receive funds to cover your lost inheritance. In some cases, states allow you to seek funds for the pain and emotional suffering you or your loved one incurred after a deadly wreck.
A wrongful death attorney can provide detailed information about the funds available in your state, which can vary from what we’ve discussed here. Learn more by reaching out to us today for specific answers.
How Much Compensation do You Get After a Wrongful Death Case?
The funds available to your family after a deadly accident depend on multiple factors, including the state where you file the claim. Some states cap damages related to wrongful death claims, so we recommend asking a lawyer about the specifics of your situation.
How do Wrongful Death Lawyers Help?
A law firm handling wrongful death claims can assist your family after a deadly accident. Your firm can guide you through the legal process and answer any questions you have about your family’s legal options.
In many cases, firms investigate the causes of fatal accidents by:
- Speaking with witnesses to the deadly accident
- Visiting the scene where the accident occurred
- Looking for video or photo evidence of a fatal accident
- Working with wrongful death accident experts
A lawyer can deal with insurance agents on behalf of your family, negotiating settlements and pushing back when insurance representatives try to offer you subpar deals that do not address all your family’s needs.
Your lawyer may also help you file a wrongful death lawsuit in some cases. However, you should know that lawsuits generally take longer to resolve and can lead to increased legal fees.
Why Hire Our Team for a Wrongful Death Claim?
Our team has offered legal aid to clients like you since 1965. We have over 240 years of combined experience, giving us a firm understanding of the laws surrounding wrongful death claims that we can apply to your situation.
We handle state-level civil cases in Iowa and Nebraska but can take on federal cases nationwide. Please contact us so that we may determine if we can assist with your legal situation.
You can review our case results to learn more about our successes with wrongful death cases and other legal claims.
How Much do We Charge for Wrongful Death Cases?
We use contingency pricing to handle wrongful death claims. This system means that you only pay us for legal fees after we resolve your claim through a settlement or verdict in your favor, at which point we receive a percentage of your final damages.
How Long do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Each state has a statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. Generally, states give you at least two years to handle your legal case. However, the specific time limits vary, and exceptions exist in each state.
Therefore, we recommend that you contact a wrongful death lawyer in your area ASAP to find out how long you have to move forward before the deadline expires.
Speak to Us About Your Wrongful Death Claim
Our team at Berry Law represents families who lose loved ones in deadly accidents. You can contact a wrongful death lawyer at our office after fatal motor vehicle collisions and other accidents. We take your case seriously and will treat you with care and respect.
Call or fill out our online contact form to get started today.