Choosing the best lawyer to help you with a wrongful death case can be very difficult. A common misconception is that wrongful deaths are usually easy to determine, and most competent lawyers can win the case for their clients. The truth is that those who are accused of wrongful death have much to lose, and they will find representation that will fight ferociously to get them off the hook. This means that you need an attorney that is experienced, thorough, and aggressive.
Choose an attorney who will go to trial
Many articles will recommend that you choose an attorney that you feel comfortable with. They will advise you to choose one who has commensurate experience and understanding in wrongful death law. This is good and sound advice, but there is one attribute of a wrongful death attorney that can mean everything to your case; and that is to choose a lawyer who is willing and able to fight your case in court, including any and all appeals of your case.
Choose an attorney with resources
Such an attorney not only must be skilled and experienced, he or she must be part of a law firm that has the financial and logistical resources to win your case in the court room. Many articles that cover wrongful death suits, fail to mention the actuality of facing appeals of your case. Facing an appeal of your case in front of higher courts is a reality because when you are going up against municipalities, school districts, law enforcement agencies, big corporations, and public officials; even if you win, you can expect that the responsible party is going to appeal to a higher court.
Fighting through appeals
The skill and experience of your lawyer is important because even if you have won your case and you have the favorable position going into the Appeals Court review; being in a favorable position on appeal does not mean that the appeal will be any less difficult. Your attorney must completely understand the appeals process and the various legal standards that must be followed, in order to make sure your victory in the lower court will not be reversed by the higher court. It goes without saying that your attorney surely must be willing to appeal on your behalf if the original ruling is not in your favor. When your opponent knows that your attorney is willing to fight it out in court, all the way through appeals, your chances of getting the just compensation for your losses are increased greatly.
Choosing the best wrongful death attorney in North Carolina
Wrongful death claims are often brought by the spouse, children, and sometimes the parents on behalf of the deceased. Because wrongful death cases are uniquely complicated, you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience that can obtain justice for you and your family. With more than 56 years of trial experience in wrongful death and personal injury cases, The Olive Law Firm knows the law inside and out, and will put their knowledge to use for you. Call their office to talk about wrongful death in Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC, and the surrounding areas.