When a family member dies unexpectedly, finding a lawyer is rarely the first thought, but finding a good lawyer is essential if you are to have a successful case. It is important to keep in mind these cases have a statute of limitations and time is of the essence when filing a wrongful death suit. A good start to finding an attorney to representant you are contacting your local bar associations for a list of attorneys who take wrongful death cases. In the state of Ohio, an attorney cannot be a specialist in one area of the law, but that does not mean that an attorney cannot focus on or have extensive experience in one particular area of law.
There are many personal injury and wrongful death attorneys available, and it is important to know what separates the attorneys qualified to handle a wrongful death case from those who are not. There are several factors to consider when picking the right lawyer. One of the biggest factors in picking an attorney for your wrongful death claim is experience. You need an attorney with substantial experience litigating wrongful death cases. With experience comes the resources required to litigate any potential claim. The costs associated with a wrongful death claim such as gathering evidence and obtaining experts can pile up.
It is important to have an experienced attorney because they are likely to have the resources needed to ensure superior preparation and litigation of the claim. Finally, it is important to find an attorney who has achieves maximum recovery for her clients. An attorney with a history of securing exceptional results in wrongful death cases is the type of attorney you need when dealing with corporations and insurance companies. An experienced attorney can identify legal issues, as well as who should be a proper party to the lawsuit