What work will a lawyer do for me in a wrongful death claim?

  • Among the many other things that trial lawyers have to do in a wrongful death case, they will:
  • Conduct a proper scene investigation without missing or destroying evidence.
  • Identify all the fact witnesses with any knowledge of the cause of the fatal injuries.
  • Locate all the fact witnesses and obtain their sworn statements and affidavits.
  • Identify all the parties responsible for causing the fatal injuries to your family member.
  • Locate all the parties responsible for causing the fatal injuries to your family member.
  • Locate all the insurance coverage potentially covering their injuries and damages.
  • Litigate insurance coverage disputes with the insurance companies.
  • File a proper wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Respond to the defendants’ defenses, motions and written discovery requests.
  • Prepare written discovery to the defendants.
  • Prepare all the plaintiff’s witnesses for deposition and trial testimony.
  • Prepare for and conduct cross-examinations of all the defense witnesses.
  • Conduct legal research and write legal briefs on key issues in the case.
  • Prepare a Pre-trial Memorandum addressing all legal issues to be tried by the court.
  • Represent their client in court proceedings on all pre-trial issues.
  • Prepare for trial, including the preparation of arguments, evidence, and witness testimony.
  • Conduct a jury trial of their case.
  • File post-trial motions and file an appeal, as required.