The spouse is the first in line to file a claim. If there is no spouse, the children can file a claim. If no children are alive, the grandchildren then have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
You only have one year to file a claim after the death of a family member. It is important to work with an attorney as soon as possible if you plan to file a claim.
It is important to request his or her medical records immediately to help your attorney review the situation and determine what steps to take to move forward with your wrongful death or personal injury claim.
The product manufacturer, the manufacturer of certain parts, third-party installers, the wholesaler and the retailer may all be named as defendants in product liability claims.
In most cases, premises liability claims must prove that the property owner knew about the hazard or failed to discover the hazard and failed to fix the safety issues or created the hazard in the first place.
Do not sign any agreements with the insurance company until you have met with a lawyer. You deserve fair treatment and many insurance companies will offer you a low settlement to make the case go away. You should know what to say and what not to say to adjusters, and we can help prepare you for that.
It is beneficial to have a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected and that your interests are being protected at all times. Our attorneys will work for you, not the insurance company, to make sure you receive fair treatment and justice.