Losing a loved one due to the negligence of another party can be a devastating and traumatic experience. During this difficult time, it is essential to seek legal representation from a wrongful death attorney who can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
However, not all wrongful death attorneys are created equal. Choosing the right attorney to represent your loved one’s case can be a challenging task, especially when you are grieving and emotionally overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve created this article to provide you with the essential questions you should ask when selecting a wrongful death attorney.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we understand the importance of finding the right attorney to represent your loved one’s case. Our experienced attorneys have helped numerous families obtain justice and compensation for their loss. We want to help you find the right attorney to do the same.
1. What is your experience handling wrongful death cases?
Asking about an attorney’s experience in handling wrongful death cases is crucial because you want an attorney who has successfully handled cases similar to yours. You should expect a detailed explanation of their experience with wrongful death cases, including how many cases they have handled and their success rate.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, our attorneys have over 4 decades of experience handling wrongful death cases, and we have successfully recovered over $950 Million dollars for our clients with a 99% success rate.
2. What are your fees and payment arrangements?
It’s essential to understand the attorney’s fee structure and payment arrangements before hiring them. Most wrongful death attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win the case. You should expect a clear explanation of the attorney’s fee structure, including how much they charge and whether they charge upfront fees.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid when and if we win your case.
3. Who will be handling my case?
It’s important to know who will be handling your case and their level of experience. You should expect to meet with the attorney who will be handling your case and have a clear understanding of their qualifications and experience.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, our clients work directly with experienced attorneys who handle all aspects of their case. You will get to know our wrongful death attorneys Andy Gillin, Luke Ellis, Jim Larsen or Ralph Jacobson.
4. How long do you expect my case to take?
While every case is unique, it’s important to have an idea of how long the attorney expects your case to take. You should expect a rough estimate of the timeline for your case and any potential delays.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we work diligently to resolve our clients’ cases as quickly and efficiently as possible, while also ensuring the best possible outcome.
5. Will my case go to trial, and are you prepared for trial?
While most cases settle outside of court, it’s important to ask if the attorney is prepared to go to trial if necessary. You should expect a clear answer regarding their experience and ability to take your case to trial if needed.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we are experienced trial attorneys and are always prepared to take a case to trial if it’s in our client’s best interest to maximize the result.
6. What is your communication policy?
Communication is essential during the legal process, and it’s important to know how often and in what manner the attorney will communicate with you. You should expect a clear explanation of the attorney’s communication policy, including how often they will update you on your case’s progress and how to contact them.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we pride ourselves on our open and transparent communication with our clients. We are here for you 24/7 to answer your questions and will be with you every step of the way.
7. How will you determine the value of my case?
It’s important to know how the attorney will determine the value of your case and how much compensation you may be entitled to. You should expect a clear explanation of how the attorney will calculate the value of your case, including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we work with experienced professionals to determine the maximum compensation our clients are entitled to. Please note that online wrongful death settlement calculators are not accurate.
8. Can you provide references from past clients?
Asking for references from past clients can give you a better idea of the attorney’s experience and success rate. You should expect the attorney to provide references from past clients who are willing to speak to their experience with the attorney.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we are proud of the relationships we have built with our clients and are happy to provide references upon request. You can also view our public personal injury lawyer reviews on our website or Google listings.
9. What is your approach to negotiating with insurance companies?
Insurance companies will often try to settle for as little as possible, and it’s important to know how the attorney will negotiate with them. You should expect a clear explanation of the attorney’s approach to negotiating with insurance companies and their experience in doing so.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies, and we always fight to get our clients the maximum compensation they deserve. We’re also not afraid to sue them and take them to trial. GJEL has a 99% success rate.
10. How will you keep me updated on my case’s progress?
It’s important to know how the attorney will keep you updated on your case’s progress and any developments in the case. You should expect a clear explanation of how often the attorney will update you on your case and in what manner (e.g., email, phone call, etc.). At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we believe in open and transparent communication with our clients and will keep you updated on your case’s progress every step of the way.
If you think you may have a case, contact a lawyer right away
Choosing the right wrongful death attorney is crucial in obtaining justice and compensation for your loved one’s loss. By asking these essential questions, you can ensure that you hire the right attorney for your case.
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we are committed to providing our clients with compassionate and experienced representation, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the legal process.