Losing someone is always difficult. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one can be even more stressful and hard to deal with. Our attorneys here at Sand Law know just how hard this process is for you. And we’re ready to fight for your right to the compensation you and your family deserve for the loss of your loved one.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a type of lawsuit that can be filed when someone you love has passed away because of a personal injury incident, such as:
- Motor vehicle accidents: Approximately 38,000 fatalities occur because of car accidents each year.
- Slip and falls: Approximately 8 million emergency room visits each year occur because of slips or falls.
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home or daycare neglect or abuse
- Construction or workplace injuries: 20% of worker deaths occur in the construction field, while only 6% of the total workforce works in construction.
- Dog bites or attacks
- Boating and swimming accidents
- And more
Whether your loved one passed away at the scene of the accident, or later due to complications associated with the injuries they sustained as a result of the accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
Hiring a wrongful death attorney will save you more worry throughout the lawsuit process. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a wrongful death lawyer.
An Attorney Understands the Legal Process
Filing a lawsuit can be a stressful, arduous process if you don’t know what you’re doing. Our attorneys have years of experience working on wrongful death cases. We’ve amassed a huge arsenal of knowledge to help our clients receive maximum compensation for their damages. Because the legal process is confusing, especially so when dealing with wrongful death, hiring an attorney can help take the stress off your back so you can focus on what matters to you.
An Experienced Attorney Will Save You Time
If you attempt to negotiate your own case, you’ll have to spend a lot of time working on it. Wrongful death cases tend to stretch over a long period of time and are very labor-intensive. If you choose not to hire an attorney, know that you’ll have to spend a lot of your own time on the case.
When you hire a wrongful death attorney, your legal team will do all the work for you. They’ll handle all the tasks associated with the lawsuit and manage deadlines and all legal processes. While you’ll have to attend some meetings and engage in phone calls, the amount of work you have to do will be significantly reduced.
Your Attorney Understands the Value of Your Claim
All claims are valued differently, so the compensation that is generally awarded can vary drastically between wrongful death cases. However, your wrongful death attorney will know how to properly value your claim so that you can receive the most compensation possible. They’ll be upfront and honest with you when it comes to how much they think you’ll receive. They’ll build your case to show how much your family was impacted by the loss and what your loved one had to go through before passing.
Your Attorney Can Help Provide Support
We know just how much losing a loved one can affect you, and we’re here to provide support for your loss. Knowing that we will build the best case possible to get you the compensation and justice that you deserve for the loss of your loved one can be a huge relief. We’ll also ensure that proceedings aren’t stressful. And overall, we’ll help reduce the burden that you and your loved ones feel.
A Wrongful Death Attorney Will Negotiate a High Settlement or Take Your Case to Trial
Wrongful death cases are often settled, and therefore don’t make it to trial. However, our attorneys have plenty of courtroom experience if your case ends up making it that far. Our attorneys will spend a lot of time negotiating your settlement offer. This process can take months, but we will ensure that you get the best settlement offer for your case.
If your case can’t be settled out of court, our attorneys are prepared to defend your wrongful death claim in trial.
Wrongful Death Attorneys Will Not Let You Get Screwed Over
We know just how much your case is worth, in terms of money and importance. We have built relationships with insurance companies across Minnesota. And they know we like to play hard when it comes to negotiating a settlement offer.
By hiring a wrongful death lawyer, you’re getting someone to advocate for you and your family. Because we know how much your wrongful death lawsuit is worth, we won’t let you get screwed over or lowballed by the insurance companies.
Contact Sand Law to Speak to a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
In the case that someone you love has passed away as a result of a personal injury accident, please contact our experienced and aggressive team of wrongful death attorneys ASAP. We’re ready to help you get the compensation, justice, and closure that you deserve for your loss.