Wrongful Death Interview
The sudden accidental death of a loved one is difficult to handle. An early investigation is important to preserve the evidence. The scene of the accident must be examined to determine if there's video or other physical evidence that must be preserved. Retaining a lawyer early is critical. The law sets forth the damages to which you are entitled: funeral bills, lost wages, loss of benefits, and medical bills if the decedent survived for a time prior to death are recoverable.
In one case, we were retained shortly after a car accident in which a husband and father was killed due to the recklessness of another driver. We were able to investigate the case and retain an expert to examine the electronic black box data in the vehicles. That expert helped us to establish liability against the defendant. We retained an economist to review the lost wages and benefits and provide an evaluation. This permitted us to obtain a full recovery for the widow and children of the money they would have received had their father and husband survived.
If your family suffers the death of a loved one due to negligence, our office has the resources and experience to help you with a wrongful death claim. Contact the Law Offices of James Morris for a free consultation.