When you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may still be mourning their death. The circumstances of their passing may have been sudden, violent, or painful. Your family suffers, and that is why you need an experienced wrongful death attorney. A wrongful death attorney represents the “real persons of interest” in a wrongful death lawsuit. In this blog, we will dive a bit into the details of who those people are and how you can receive compensation to ease the damages caused by the death of your loved one.
Who Can Sue?
In a wrongful death action, family members hire an attorney to sue the negligent party for their loss. The wrongful death attorney represents those interested parties that are permitted to sue by state law. In Texas, a parent, child, or spouse is allowed to bring a case for wrongful death. Unfortunately, siblings are not able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. One attorney may represent all the family members or each member may have their own attorney.
How to Find a Wrongful Death Attorney
Finding a wrongful death attorney that you trust can be difficult. There are a few ways in which you can find a quality attorney. Do the following:
- Talk to your family and friends to find a referral to an attorney someone has used before.
- Look online at reviews on sites such as Avvo, Yelp, or Google Reviews.
- Do your own online research at local law firms in your area.
- Call and schedule a few consultations with attorneys that you believe would be a good fit.
After you have met with a few attorneys, you should have a good idea on which one you believe would represent your family best.