Following the loss of a loved one in West Palm Beach, legal action is probably not one of the first things you consider, but it is important to find a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Wrongful deaths due to dangerous or defective products, and motor vehicle accidents are the cause of emotional trauma for those left behind, but they often are also the cause of great financial burdens as well. You may be faced with mounting medical bills, or the deceased may have been the primary support for your family. In any situation, a wrongful death attorney can help you recover from the financial burden of your loss.
Three Things to Consider
Reputation: The best way to learn about the reputation of a wrongful death attorney is to talk with other people in the same industry. Professionals who may be able to recommend a wrongful death attorney include estate lawyers, undertakers, or a law society. Friends may also be able to recommend a wrongful death attorney based on their own experience. Follow up any recommendations by checking with your state’s legal board.
Experience: Making appointments for consultations with more than one wrongful death attorney can help you compare. Most wrongful death attorneys will offer a consultation for free. During the consultation, don’t hesitate to ask about the attorney’s track record and experience with similar cases.
Cost: Wrongful death attorneys may require a retainer, while others are compensated based on a percentage of the settlement. However the costs are determined, it is important to know up front how payments will be made.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, call us today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys. We welcome clients throughout Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and the nearby communities.