3 Common Mistakes Loved Ones Make After Suffering a Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, we have seen far too many cases involving the death of a family member or friend. The horror and shock created by such a situation is overwhelming. The suddenness of this type of horrific event is handled by each family member in a different way.
In addition to grieving over your lost loved one, you will have to plan a funeral and attend to all of the associated tasks that go along with this awful event. If you or your loved ones are thinking about investigating or commencing a wrongful death claim, it is important that all of you work together to accomplish the same objective.
Because of the fact that you will be overcome with grief, anger, great anxiety and perhaps a sense of desperation, you will not know what to do or what not to do. It is very important that you contact a wrongful death lawyer at the earliest possible moment so that the critical steps that need to be taken can be handled by the estate's attorney.
So, what are the 3 mistakes that you can make after suffering the wrongful death of a loved one?
Failing to Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer at the Earliest Possible Moment.
There are a great number of things that need to be done, as soon as possible, to investigate and develop a wrongful death case. If you wait too long or attempt to handle this case on your own then you could create substantial challenges that you might not later be able to overcome.
Failing to Designate a Representative of the Deceased Person’s Estate
If the person who died left a will then the individual that will be representing the deceased person’s estate is the named executor or executrix. Naturally, that designated individual can decline to serve, in which case the alternate would be named or the family could decide on another individual if all of the parties agreed. If the person who died did not have a will then the family needs to decide who is going to be the designated representative that will be named in the probate court documents as the administrator or administratrix of the estate.
If this wrongful death case has been in the news then it is very important that no family members give any statements to the media. You should also never speak with the insurance adjuster who insures the person who caused the wrongful death of your loved one. You need to contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible so that a great number of tasks can be handled by that individual without the need to involve family members will be grieving and will unaware of what needs to be done.
If a family member or friend has been the victim of a wrongful death accident then you need to contact experienced wrongful death lawyer at the earliest possible moment. Our Connecticut accident attorneys have been representing estates and families of wrongful death victims for years. We will meet with you, and your entire family if you would like, at a place convenient for all. It is important that you get this valuable free information before someone in the family makes a mistake in attempting to handle matters related to this wrongful death case. Call us at (888) 244-5480 to get a FREE consultation.
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