Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be made more difficult if you are aware that their passing was avoidable. In some circumstances, this can mean that you have a case for bringing a wrongful death harm claim. If you think that’s the case, get in touch with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 and be sure to stay away from the following four errors that can hurt your case.
Making a public proclamation
The media may cover the accident that claimed the life of your loved one if it was extremely terrible or widely publicized. They might request a statement. You might be tempted to comply with this request because you want to inform the neighborhood of what happened or perhaps merely to express your gratitude for their support.
This should not be done. You may be under a lot of stress and perhaps be in shock, whether you know it or not. You might say anything that could be used against you later on in court. Even seemingly innocent things can be manipulated to make them appear otherwise in court.
Engaging in conflict with family
The entire family needs to get along. Even though it could be difficult, now is the moment to put your differences aside. The funeral or memorial plans will require cooperation from both of you. If you can cooperate with one another rather than compete with one another, the entire process will go lot more smoothly.
Conversing with your insurance provider
Talking to your insurance provider may seem like a necessary step, but it’s vital to keep in mind that they are in business to earn money. They might take actions to prevent paying out on a wrongful death claim because they would prefer not to. You should be aware that everything you say to your insurance adjuster could be misconstrued and used against you when the time comes to negotiate a settlement.
This is why we always advise speaking with a personal injury lawyer first. We can listen to your story and provide guidance on how to go forward at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
Taking too long to move forward
On your way to the funeral, you don’t need to phone an attorney, but you also don’t want to keep them waiting for years or even months. Keep in mind that the best opportunity to recover any necessary evidence is as soon as the accident occurs.
We invite you to call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to set up a free legal consultation if you’re ready to learn more about this kind of issue and how we might be able to help you. To make sure you have a brilliant legal mind on your side, we are ready and waiting.