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Paperwork and Evidence Needed For Your Wrongful Death Claim (Part A)

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group

If a loved one has died in an accident and you've decided to pursue a wrongful death claim, you and your lawyer will need to present certain types of evidence. Your Star City wrongful death attorney will help with the process of gathering evidence, and you will cooperate with him or her to help build a strong case. 

Losing a spouse or other family member to any type of accidental tragedy can change your life forever. Not only is there the emotional pain of grief and loss, there's the practical challenges as well. Hospital and funeral costs can cripple a family; add to that the financial strain that happens if the family relied on the deceased person’s income during his or her life. 

Many families, while in the midst of grieving and trying to put their lives back together, don't realize that they may be entitled to compensation following their loved one's accident. If someone dies due to another person's negligence, the family of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. 

Filing this type of claim is a multi-step process and should be done with the help of a lawyer. It begins with the consultation when you speak with your prospective attorney and he or she advises you about whether you have a case. If so, you'll need to provide evidence that strengthens and supports your case. 

Without evidence, no case can go forward. When it comes to a claim as serious as wrongful death, which can result in large settlements, the more evidence the better. Sometimes, the facts of a case are obvious, while at other times it may take more investigation to discover what really happened. 

As with any other type of litigation, there are rules and guidelines surrounding personal injury and wrongful death. These rules set out what types of evidence and documentation are needed in order to increase the victim's chances of receiving compensation. The evidence helps show what the circumstances surrounding the death were, how someone other than the victim was negligent, and how that negligence caused or contributed to the death. 

It’s important to have a powerful legal team on your side when you want to file a wrongful death claim. Find that strength in the Star City wrongful death attorneys at The Miley Legal Group. They fight for what you deserve after the loss of a loved one. Call us today for a consultation at 888-436-0859. 

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