If your loved one has died because of someone else's negligence, you are likely reeling from a host of emotions. There are feelings of fear, grief, and disbelief that this could happen. On top of that, there are lots of questions to face. What happens next? How will I be able to pay the bills without my loved one's income and resources? How can I go through the rest of life without them? Some of these questions just can't be answered, and healing takes time. Other questions can be best answered with the help of someone who knows the legal system.
A lawyer's advice is critical for helping survivors find ways to receive complete financial compensation for their losses. Survivors need to focus on healing and grieving, not immersing themselves in complex negotiations with insurance companies and responsible parties that have legal, life-long repercussions. A skilled, experenced attorney can make the difference.
A question I'm often asked is, "What is the role of the personal representative in a wrongful death claim?" I put together a video to answer it. I hope that, if you are in this very painful, very sudden situation, that it can be helpful for you.
Bill Coats is a personal injury attorney skilled with wrongful death claims. Located in Bellingham, Washington, he has worked for twenty years with accident victims to get them the compensation they deserve. Find out more about Bill here, and contact him for your free consultation.
For more information:
A well-written blog post about common questions on wrongful death claims
Another video on who can bring a wrongful death claim