Legal Steps to Take After a Loved One’s Death

Categories: Wrongful Death Claims

After a Loved One's Death

Helping Families in West Palm Beach Suffering from the Wrongful Death of A Loved One

If you have recently lost a family member in an accident, it is important that you take appropriate steps to protect your legal rights. Not only may you be entitled to financial compensation, but you may need to rely on that compensation in order to adjust to life without your loved one.

Right now, it is not important to know whether you have a claim. Your attorney will be able to conduct an investigation and provide an assessment of your potential recovery. Right now, all you need to focus on is taking these five simple steps to help preserve your legal rights:

1. Write Down What You Know the Accident.

It may be hard, but it is important that you write down everything that you know the accident. Memories fade over time, and if you hear other people’s versions of events, you could easily become confused what you’ve heard and what you remember first-hand. The more details you can record, the better your chances will be of maximizing your family’s financial recovery.

2. Collect Your Loved One’s Medical Records.

Although the law firm you choose for your wrongful death claim will be able to obtain your loved one’s medical records, if you have easy access to them, it is a good idea to go ahead and put them in a file to give to your attorney. These records will likely be critical evidence in your claim for compensation.

3. Take Photos of the Accident Scene (if Applicable).

If your loved one was killed in a vehicle collision, in a premises-related accident, or under any other circumstances where you have access to the scene of the accident, you should try to take photos to give to your attorney. You can take photos of vehicle damage, damage to clothing, and any other items damaged in the accident, as well.

4. Understand the Process of Filing a Claim for Wrongful Death.

While your law firm will handle most aspects of your wrongful death claim for you, it can often provide a level of comfort to familiarize yourself with the process involved. We encourage you to read our article, Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in , to learn:

  • What to expect during your wrongful death claim, and
  • Why it is critically important not to wait to file your claim.

5. Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Attorney.

Finally, the best – and easiest – thing you can do to protect your rights is to speak with an experienced attorney. At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, you can sit down with an attorney free of charge, and our will be happy to walk you through the steps you need to take during this challenging time.

Get Started with Your Free Consultation at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers

To learn more pursuing a wrongful death claim in Florida, please call to arrange a free consultation. Our legal team is available 24/7, and you can call me, Brian D. Guralnick, personally at 561.202.MORE(6673) to discuss your case in confidence.

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. If you need advice on specific legal issues, please consult with a licensed Personal Injury attorney.