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According to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, there are roughly 170,000 wrongful deaths in America each and every year. The vast majority of these deaths happen out of the blue with little to no warning and can completely rock the deceased’s loved ones’ lives.
However, as with anything in life, wrongful deaths and the stress surrounding them all comes down to how the death and its court case is handled. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney, you can take this traumatic event and end it on a slightly more positive note by receiving the damages you rightfully deserve in exchange for your loss. Having said this, below are four of the top reasons why wrongful death attorneys are crucial to your case and how to use their experience to your benefit.
- Wrongful Death Cases are Extremely Difficult to Outline
One of the first reasons why a wrongful death attorney is crucial to a successful case is because these cases tend to be difficult to outline successfully. Although you can absolutely represent your lost loved one in court, your emotions may lead you to create a case that is not admissible in court or does not have enough proof to back your claims.
However, with a wrongful death attorney that knows exactly what is allowed in the courtroom and knows how to create a cohesive case, you can state your emotions without letting them get the better of you in the process.
- Large Amounts of Admissible Evidence is Needed
As stated above, admissible evidence is the key to any successful wrongful death case. Because wrongful deaths are so prevalent in the workforce and in modern society, the ability to prove negligence on the opposite side or to blame someone for the fatal incident is not as easy as it may seem.
Therefore, by working with an attorney during the evidence compilation process, you can ensure that all of your evidence will be admissible and that it will state your case in the best way possible likewise.
- The Costs of Court, Medical, and Funeral Fees is Exponential
As with any passing, a wrongful death incident tends to lead to a large amount of bills and fees. If your family member or friend was in the hospital before passing, the hospital bills alone could easily be in the thousands while the court fees and funeral fees could make this elevate to the tens of thousands with ease.
As most modern families do not have this kind of money simply ‘lying around,’ a wrongful death attorney is less of a want and more of a need in order to receive compensation to pay these bills based on the given situation.
- With an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney, You’re far More Likely to Get What You’re Asking for
Lastly, by using an experienced wrongful death attorney to your benefit, you can not only ensure you will be compensated for your loss but that every bill will be paid off accordingly. If you ask for all of your fees to be compensated whilst representing your lost loved one on your own, the likelihood of receiving what you asked for is slim.
However, with a professional backing your evidence and also agreeing with the amount you are asking for, you are more likely to have the courtroom take your request seriously and honor it accordingly.
If you have recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident in the Clay County, Florida area and are looking for appropriate representation, contact us today and see how we can help! With years of experience in wrongful death cases and deep sympathy for those who have lost their loved ones, we strive to make these cases run as smoothly as possible so you can move on in your life at last with ease.