Do you have questions about filing a Wrongful Death Claim? We’ve compiled some resources here to help navigate this type of claim so that you and your family have the best chance of seeking justice and recovery after the death of your loved one.
These are some ways to help protect your Wrongful Death Claim:
- You SHOULD file for life insurance benefits immediately. If the next of kin (wife, family, child, or executor of the deceased’s estate) fails to file a wrongful death claim in a timely manner, insurers may deceitfully delay, or even deny, the claim. What you’ll want to do is locate your loved one’s life insurance policy, as well as a copy of their death certificate, and file the claim as quickly as possible. We understand that having to deal with the loss of a loved one can be unbelievably painful and that making a claim can be a challenge because of memories. However, it is important that you begin the process of filing a life insurance claim – and wrongful death claim – as soon as possible so that you are not denied your legal rights.
- You SHOULD have the accident investigated. If there were no family members present at the time of your loved one’s death, you’ll want to work with a law firm who can begin to immediately investigate the incident with the help of investigators who can reconstruct the accident and secure important evidence.
- You SHOULD NOT just accept any settlement. Be careful to NOT accept any money from the party at fault, as this can prevent you from filing a lawsuit for additional compensation. Sometimes when an accident happens, you may be contacted by the owner of the property or business, or their insurance adjuster, and be offered a quick settlement. If this happens, immediately contact a law firm to help guide you through the matter at hand. Know your rights and don’t allow the party at fault to bully you into a quick settlement.
- You SHOULD check all other benefits. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of additional benefits that are covered by insurance, meaning there’s the potential for them to lose out on hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Our dependable and trustworthy McAllen wrongful death lawyer, Ryan C. Solis, can help you to understand what additional benefits you may be eligible to receive.
- You SHOULD NOT sign anything yet. On top of the overwhelming emotions you may be feeling because of the loss of a loved one, you may be overwhelmed with documents from various parties who are looking for you to sign their forms. While you will have to sign some legal documents in order to effectively receive death benefits and settle specific affairs, you’ll want to be careful with what you are placing your name on, so as NOT to lose the right to sue. If you don’t feel confident on what it is that you should be signing, have Ryan look over them first.
- You SHOULD get the right team on your side! We know that right now you and your family are going through a hard time trying to make sense of everything, including having to deal with the legal and financial matters of losing a loved one, but our experienced lawyer can help.
If your family member lost their life as a result of another party’s actions, your family deserves an experienced attorney who can help them find justice for the pain done against them. Ryan will fight to make sure that those responsible for your loved one’s death are held accountable. Contact the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, located in both Raymondville and McAllen, at (956) 686-9600 for your free legal consultation today.