While it might be difficult to think when dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one, it is important to follow some important first steps to ensure you can bring a successful wrongful death case against the liable party. The first step in a wrongful death case is the opening of an estate. If there is a potential claim, an estate must be opened so that somebody can be appointed by the probate court to investigate the potential claim.
It is important to remember that an estate does not only involve money, property, and possessions. These assets do make up an estate, but any potential legal claims are included as an asset to an estate. If there is a wrongful death claim, the next steps include the preservation of evidence, finding a good attorney, and commencing the lawsuit.