Wrongful Death: What Should I Do?
- Preserving evidence in a wrongful death case is crucial. Carefully document, collect and keep all physical evidence in a safe place for future reference.
- If contacted by the insurance company for the defendant or the person that caused the accident, do not discuss the facts of the accident with them. Instead, first consider consulting an attorney to protect your legal rights.
- Don’t accept any claim before consulting with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to family members of someone involved in a fatal accident. Those who accept these payments must sign a release of all claims. Many times these small settlement offers are made before the family members have had an opportunity to consult a lawyer. Keep in mind that the insurance adjuster’s motivation is to save the insurance company money.
- Contact Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben immediately following an accident involving a fatality at 1-800-752-4265 to learn your legal rights and receive the just compensation you and your family deserves.