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Wrongful Death – Why Hire an Attorney?

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Wrongful Death Why Hire an Attorney

Today we look at part 3 of our 6 part series on wrongful death and explore the reasons why you would want to hire an attorney during this difficult time.  It is our hope that you find this series of articles helpful after suffering the loss of a loved one or friend.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Unless you have a strong legal background and a clear head in the aftermath of a tragedy, hiring an attorney is your best option for recovering damage compensation. Only an experienced attorney who maintains objectivity can make sure that you make the strongest case possible.

Additional reasons to retain legal assistance before you decide to represent yourself include:

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Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

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Who Can Sue for Wrongful DeathToday we continue our six part series on wrongful death by exploring the questions of “who can sue for wrongful death?” as well as “who do you sue for wrongful death?”. If you would like to start at part 1 of our 6 part series please read the previous article titled What is Wrongful Death?.

If you are discovering this series of articles because you have lost a family member or loved one please know that we understand your emotional loss and hope you find this series of articles helpful in navigating this difficult time.

Wrongful Death Determination: Do You Have a Case?

Who can sue for wrongful death?

Family members or a designated representative for the decedent’s family can file a civil suit in California to recover monetary damages. Even if a criminal case resulting from the death is already underway, that does not prevent civil action, nor does the determination in a criminal case affect the outcome of the civil wrongful death case.

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What is Wrongful Death?

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What is Wrongful Death

It happens in a split second, changing your world forever: an accident that takes the life of a loved one. Your family is grieving, devastated, in shock, unsure how to proceed, where to go and what to do. In addition to your emotional loss, you are also worried about the uncertainty of your financial future.

Contacting a wrongful death lawyer for advice often seems wrong. You don’t want money for your loss. You just want your loved on back. Still, you must protect yourself and your family. So the decision you make to seek legal assistance from the right attorney is one of the most important actions you can take.

If you are in this position, please know how sorry we are for your loss. As part of our job we have counseled hundreds of families experiencing the same loss you are facing. That’s why we have prepared this six part series of articles. This series will provide answers to the questions we are most commonly asked by grieving families.

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