Losing a loved one is an unimaginable pain, and when that loss is due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it can be even more devastating. Pursuing a wrongful death claim is a way to seek justice and compensation for your loss. However, navigating the legal complexities of a wrongful death claim can be daunting. That’s where the right lawyer comes in.
So what should you look for when you are looking to hire a wrongful death lawyer?
- Experience and Expertise: Seek out an attorney who specializes in personal injury or wrongful death claims. Be cautious if the “areas of practice” lists basically everything imaginable.
- Compassion and Empathy: Your lawyer for a wrongful death claim should understand the emotional toll these cases take and provide the support and guidance you need during this difficult time.
- Communication and Availability: Your lawyer should be able to explain complex legal concepts in a way that you can understand. They should also make themselves easily available to you. Is the lawyer in the commercial or billboard actually talking with you, let alone working on your case?
- Success Record: Research the lawyer’s success record. Don’t underestimate the power of client testimonials and reviews. Reading about the experiences of previous clients can give you insights into how the lawyer interacts with clients and their overall satisfaction.
- Legal Fees and Transparency: Understanding the legal fees and payment structure is essential. A wrongful death lawyer should be transparent about their fees and should work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win the case. This ensures that your lawyer is highly motivated to secure a successful outcome for you
Conclusion: Hiring the right lawyer for a wrongful death claim is a critical step in seeking justice and compensation for your loved one. Make sure that you know who it is that you are hiring, where they’re located and who will actually be working on your case. We receive many calls from potential clients looking to hire another lawyer because they’re lawyer won’t call them back, is not located in San Diego and/or never knew they were located in Los Angeles, or their case is constantly being transferred from one lawyer to another.
If you’re currently seeking legal representation for a wrongful death claim, take the time to find the right one. Ask to speak with the actual lawyer that you want to hire.
Our law office is available and ready to help, contact Ray Padilla Law, APC today at (619) 431-1187 (San Diego) to speak with Attorney Ray Padilla directly. Please call even if it’s simply to ask, “what should I do?”