Why is It Important to Talk to a Lawyer About a Wrongful Death Case?
A lawyer will understand and abide by the time limitations inherent in a wrongful death case. Our experienced wrongful death attorney in San Diego can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
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Why is It Important to Talk to a Lawyer About a Wrongful Death Case?

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Wrongful Death

July 29 2017

Why is it important to talk to a lawyer about a wrongful death case? For wrongful death cases, it’s important to talk to an attorney to make sure that you are fully compensated for everything that you’ve lost. An attorney is the most qualified person to evaluate that based on their specialized knowledge of the law. It might be simple to prove the economic costs of a wrongful death, like funeral costs and lost wages. But there are also non-economic damages involved. This includes payment for the love, care, guidance, and companionship you’ve lost in the individual who’s passed away.

A skilled wrongful death attorney can help you best communicate and place a concrete value on those losses when seeking compensation. Those items aren’t easily quantified economically. An experienced attorney will consult and economists and actuaries. From there, they can use them as expert witnesses to help in the quantification of noneconomic losses. It’s best to get an attorney involved to make sure that you receive fair and reasonable compensation for those losses.

A lawyer will also understand and abide by the time limitations inherent in a wrongful death case. Each state has a statute of limitations. This means that after it, you cannot sue for wrongful death. In many states, the limit is two years. Though in some cases, it may be as little as one year. The statute of limitations may be set from the time of death, or it may be set from the time when the harm was discovered. Even in those cases, some states still put an upper limit on the amount of time that may pass before you can no longer sue for wrongful death. If you work with an attorney, they will know the specific laws of your state and can work in a timely manner. This will help ensure that you file your suit before it’s too late.

Are you dealing with a wrongful death case? Contact us at Simpson Law Group. Our experienced attorneys can help you get the compensation that you deserve

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