There is always a chance when filing a lawsuit that it will need to proceed to court. However, a high percentage of wrongful death cases are settled without going to court. This is why hiring an experienced attorney is even more important, they can advocate on your behalf and engage in negotiations while you can spend your time grieving. Time and money can quickly add up when a case is going to trial. Having an attorney with experience representing clients in wrongful death cases possess the skills that are needed to properly and fully litigate your claim.