Your attorney can guide you through a wrongful death claim

You were on your way to meet your husband when you received a phone call from a strange number. You pulled over to take the call, and you were glad you did. No sooner than you heard that it was the hospital calling did you begin to panic. You knew the news was bad, and by the end of the conversation, you were devastated to know that your husband had died.

He had been involved in a serious traffic collision. A teen driver had been drinking and ended up speeding through a red light at a local intersection. They hit your spouse's vehicle on the driver's side, and your spouse didn't survive.

You're at a loss for what to do next. You have sympathy for the other driver and their family. You're not litigious by nature but your losses are both emotionally and financially significant. You're not sure how to do what you need to do to receive compensation without coming off as aggressive or vengeful.

One good tip for you is to talk to your attorney about filing a wrongful death claim as your next step. Your attorney can take over the majority of the negotiations, keeping you out of the legal aspects of the case unless you need to agree or disagree with a settlement or other options. It may be a good idea to have someone else take over the legal aspects of your case, so that you can focus on your own health, your family and the funeral that you're preparing. This is a difficult time in your life, but you should remember that there is support available for you.

If you've suffered the loss of a family member due to another party's negligence or reckless act, find out more information about wrongful death claims on our site.

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