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Not every personal injury claim involves the injured themselves seeking legal recourse. In some cases, if the accident was fatal, the surviving family can seek compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, the loss of future income, and even the loss of companionship. Your personal injury attorneys know how emotionally difficult it can be to handle these types of cases – you can rest easier knowing that we will fight tooth and nail to defend you.
If you lost a loved one because of another person's carelessness, negligence, or willful intention, you may be able to hold that person accountable through a wrongful death action. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today to talk about your wrongful death case. We want to help you protect and provide for the family that was so tragically torn apart by a negligent or careless person.
What is a Claim for Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death is a death caused by negligence, which means doing something a reasonably careful person or company would not do under the same or similar circumstances, or failing to do something a reasonably careful person would do under the same or similar circumstances. The law compensates certain listed close relatives of the deceased with money damages for wrongful death.
How much does it Cost to Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?
In wrongful death cases, the client usually does not pay the attorney an hourly rate and no money is paid upfront. Instead, the client pays a defined percentage of the amount of money that is recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit. This is referred to as a contingent fee arrangement, and the percentage can vary depending on the circumstances of the case.
Additionally, the law firm you are working with will usually pay all necessary out-of-pocket expenses subject to a right of reimbursement without interest at the conclusion of the case, sometimes before and sometimes after the contingent fee is calculated. In a contingent fee arrangement, if there is no financial recovery in a lawsuit, the attorneys are not paid.
Here at Melman Law Group, there are zero out of pocket costs to you for representation.
Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
Melman Law Group has experienced attorneys dedicated to using our legal services to fight for victims of accidents. We provide high-quality legal representation to every one of our clients. Every client is treated with personal attention and compassion. We help our clients receive proper compensation for their unfortunate circumstance. After all, insurance companies tend to seek to minimize compensation. What can seem like a fair settlement might fail to cover long-term medical costs, lost wages from missed work due to the accident, or delayed injuries or damages that weren’t accounted for in the original settlement amount. We’re experts at navigating the often confusing and uncertain legal and insurance process.
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