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Posted on December 22, 2015 by

How to Pursue a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Dealing with the death of a loved one who died in a wrongful death can be difficult. When seeking compensation for expenses after the death, there are many questions that are good to ask in the process. Having a wrongful death attorney can help you know the right ones to ask.

Some of the questions you want to ask are important in your claim. (A complete list of questions can be found here.) Four of those questions are:

  • How is a wrongful death claim pursued successfully? Because wrongful death occurs as a result of another person’s misdeeds or negligence, wrongful death must be proven. A wrongful death attorney will help you know how that’s done.
  • What kind of money damages can I collect? Generally, you can collect medical expenses, funeral expenses, general pain and suffering and lost future earnings.
  • How does an insurance claim work? The insurance company wants to pay as little as possible. They will try to discredit your claim so they can pay even less. The insurance adjuster will collect information, set reserves, evaluate damages, negotiate a settlement and defend in trial, if needed.
  • How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim? There is a statute of limitations in filing a claim. The time generally depends on the circumstances.

If you have any questions about a wrongful death claim, contact your St. Louis wrongful death lawyer today!