Do you KnowHow Long Do Wrongful Death Cases Take?
Depending on the circumstances, it may take a few weeks to several years to settle wrongful-death claims.
Why Should You Think Twice Before Accepting an Insurance Company’s Initial Offer?
You may be hoping to receive a quick settlement if you and your family members are struggling to get by without the income of a loved one. This may not always be possible and, if possible, may not serve your best interests.
An insurance company that represents the defendant may offer you a settlement if they accept responsibility for the death of your loved one. You may feel tempted to accept a quick payment when you’re struggling to pay bills. However, you could regret this decision later.
In order to protect their bottom lines and close cases as quickly as possible, insurance companies offer settlements much lower than they deserve. Insurance companies often offer settlements to relatives of deceased people who have no idea what compensation they are entitled to. They believe that the amount offered by an insurance company is fair. Years later, they may realize that the settlement amount accepted was not enough to compensate them for their loss. They do not have any right to additional compensation.
It may be hard to quantify the long-term effects of a family member’s passing. Insurance companies may offer settlements that do not cover the income lost and other services your relative would provide if they had not died suddenly.
You may also be entitled to compensation if you suffer non-economic losses due to the death of a loved one. Non-economic damages may include the loss of affection, support and companionship you enjoyed while your loved one was alive. These losses can be difficult to value in dollars. It is difficult to imagine how the death of a spouse or parent will affect your family for the rest of their lives.
Why It May Take a Long Time to Settle a Wrongful Death Claim?
The attorney may gather the relevant information to determine a fair compensation amount, but your insurance company might refuse to pay what you ask. Both parties can try to negotiate a settlement. In many cases this is possible, but sometimes both sides cannot agree and the case will go to court. The claim may be resolved over many years.
Trust Your Attorney!
It can be particularly difficult if the defendant claims that they were not responsible for your loved ones death. In this case, your attorney will likely have to conduct an extensive investigation to gather evidence that supports your claim. Legal teams may need to interview you, as well as witnesses and medical records. They will also review accident reports and any relevant accident reports. A lawyer may need to examine driving records, phone records, personnel files, toxicology reports and surveillance videos, depending on the details of the case.
This process can easily take several weeks or even longer. After an attorney has gathered and reviewed all relevant information, and filed a lawsuit the case must make its way through the legal system. The whole process can take many years.
A lawyer can help you seek justice
A lawyer with experience in wrongful death claims can examine the evidence and determine what compensation is fair for your family. Tenina Law attorneys represent clients from all over the United States, and fight to get them the compensation they deserve. Our team will investigate the situation and collect evidence to prove fault and to seek compensation for all of the losses that you and your family have suffered.
Our wrongful death attorneys can provide you with information on state laws that could affect your case. States have laws that differ in terms of who can sue and what type of compensation they are allowed to seek. The statutes of limitation are also different in each state. The state in which the death took place will determine the amount of time that survivors and representatives have to file a suit.
There is no exact date to know how long wrongful death cases take. It’s better to act now than later.
Seek Help Now!
Our lawyer can help you understand these issues and provide legal advice specific to your situation. The time it takes for wrongful death claims to be settled depends on several factors. Contact Tenina Law at (213) 596-0265 today to speak with a staff member so that we can start the process as soon as possible.
We Are With You Every Step of the Way
At Tenina Law, we provide comprehensive support throughout every stage of your wrongful death case.
From skillful negotiations to thorough investigations, we’re dedicated to advising you on the optimal path forward. From the initial negotiation process to thorough and meticulous investigations, we leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.
You don’t have to navigate this journey alone – knowing there is no timeline on how long wrongful death cases take. our experienced attorneys are here to fight for your rights and the justice your loved one deserves.
Reach out today to initiate a conversation about your case and how we can assist you.