Meeting With a Wrongful Death Attorney: What To Expect

June 17, 2022

If you have recently lost a loved one and believe that their death was wrongful, you may be wondering what to do next. The first step is to meet with a wrongful death attorney. However, you may be wondering what to expect from this meeting. In this blog post, we will discuss the questions you should expect your attorney to ask and the kinds of information they will need from you.

Wrongful death cases are often complex and can take months or even years to resolve. Your attorney will need as much information from you as possible in order to build a strong case.

Some Questions Your Wrongful Death Attorney May Ask:

  • How did your loved one die?
  • Were there any witnesses to their death?
  • What was their relationship to you?
  • Do you have evidence that their death was the result of neglect or negligence?
  • Are you active on social media, and have you or any loved ones posted about the accident?
  • How much did the funeral and burial cost?

This is just a snapshot of some of the questions your wrongful death attorney may ask during your meeting. In addition to funeral expenses, you may be able to collect for medical expenses, future lost income, and loss of consortium.

Come to the meeting with your attorney with as much information about the wrongful death as possible. The more information your attorney has, the better they will be able to build your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

Checklist of Documents You Should Bring for Your Attorney

  • Death Certificate
  • Marriage License (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Autopsy Report (if available)
  • Police Report
  • EMS Reports
  • Witness Contact Information
  • Pictures of the Scene of the Accident (if available)
  • Medical Records and Bills Related to the Death
  • Insurance Policies
  • Any Past Communications with the At-Fault Party or Their Attorney
  • Funeral Costs and Bills
  • Ideally four, but at least two, years of tax returns and supporting income documents like W2s and 1099s

Bringing all of these documents will give your wrongful death attorney a good starting point for their investigation. If you do not have some of these items, do not worry. Your attorney can help you obtain them.

Consult A Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have lost a loved one and believe that their death was wrongful, or caused by negligence, it is vital that you have an experienced attorney on your side. Contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. For more immediate assistance, call our Paducah Personal Injury Lawyers at 270-444-0406 or our Murray Personal Injury Lawyers at 270-753-1529. We will review your case and help you determine the best course of action.




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