How to Know Whether You Have a Valid Wrongful Death Case

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Collect Information

Documents such as Police reports, Medical Examiner reports, death certificate, Marriage certificate, and birth certificates of the victim's spouse and children are important pieces of information necessary to proceed with a wrongful death claim. Medical and funeral bills as well as income tax returns are also important documents that your attorney will need to support your damages claim. Video and family photographs are powerful pieces of evidence that support a loved one's mental anguish, pain and suffering and emotional loss.

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Confidentiality

Talk to no one about your wrongful death case other than your attorney and the police when accompanied by your attorney. Never speak to an insurance adjuster or investigator unless your attorney is present.

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Contact an Attorney

As soon as practicable, you should contact an attorney who specializes in Wrongful death cases so that you can receive the help and guidance necessary during a very difficult and confusing time.

Additional Resources

The Dougy Center for grieving children and Families

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