Losing a loved one is always hard but when you know that their death did not have to occur, it can be even harder. In some situations, this may mean you have grounds to file a wrongful death injury claim. If you believe that is the case, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 and be sure to avoid the following four mistakes that could have a negative impact on your case.
- Making a Statement for the Public
- Getting into Fights with Your Family
- Talking to Your Insurance Company
- Waiting Too Long to Proceed
If the accident in which your loved one died was particularly tragic or known to the public, then the media may report on it. They may ask for a statement. You may be tempted to grant this request because you want to let the community know what happened or even just let them know that you appreciate their support.
This is not advised. Whether you realize it or not, you could be under a great deal of stress and even in shock. You could end up saying something that could be used against you in your case. Even something that seems entirely innocent can be twisted to appear another way in court.
Your family needs to come together. It may be hard but this is the time to put your differences to the side. You will need to work together to make arrangements for the funeral or memorial. This entire process will be much easier if you are able to work as a team instead of against one another.
It may seem that talking to your insurance company is a necessary step but it is important to remember one thing: Your insurance company is there to make money. They would rather not pay out on a wrongful death claim and they may take steps to avoid doing so. If you talk to your insurance adjuster, you should know that everything you say could be twisted and used against you in the negotiations for settlement.
This is why we always recommend that you first talk to a personal injury attorney. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we can listen to your story and advise on the best way to proceed.
You do not need to call an attorney on your way to the funeral but you also do not want to wait for years or even months. Remember that if evidence needs to be recovered, the best chance of doing so exists as soon as possible after the accident.
If you are ready to learn more about this type of case and how The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker may be able to help you, we encourage you to contact us at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation. We are standing by to ensure you have a great legal mind on your side.