Wrongful death cases are complex
Choosing the right lawyer to help you with a wrongful death case can be the difference between a quick settlement that can leave you struggling for the rest of your life, or obtaining compensation for your damages that will give you and your family healthcare and financial security. The truth is that many lawyers may not have the resources to perform the proper investigation and to push back against large insurance companies and corporations who will see your misfortune as just another business deal that affects their bottom line. Anyone who is accused of wrongful death has much to lose, and they will hire representation that will fight ferociously to get them off the hook. Therefore you should also hire an attorney or law firm that is aggressive, has vast experience, and is passionate about 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.
Be prepared to go to trial
Although it is important that you feel comfortable with your attorney, you are not choosing a doctor, so look for an attorney who is aggressive and who will not just settle for a quick payoff. In a wrongful death case, you have not only lost a loved one, you have lost their financial, emotional, and social companionship for decades. Choose a lawyer who understands your situation and who is willing and able to fight your case in court, including any and all appeals of your case.
The reality of appeals
It is also vital that you choose an attorney with extensive experience in dealing with the appeals process and the various legal standards that must be followed. The more competent your attorney, the less are the chances of your victory in the lower court being reversed by a higher court. On the other side of the coin, your attorney must be willing to appeal on your behalf if the original ruling is not in your favor. Insurance companies and corporations know that if your attorney is willing to fight it out in court, your chances of getting fair compensation for your losses are increased greatly.
One of the top wrongful death attorneys 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.