I am trying to get info I need to get started with a wrongful death claim. I also need a pro bono attorney. The death took place in a different state then I live in so I need to know if I need a lawyer in the state( California) of the fatality. My husband lived in Kansas he was a pedestrian killed by another driver. He was an over the road truck driver. I will put in the place of the accident below being that I don't know if I can use an attorney from my state. I am living in Savannah Georgia.
Generally speaking, if you desire to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your late husband, you would need to retain the services of an attorney in the state where the accident took place as that is where (i) the evidence is located and (ii) where the defendant or tortfeasor is located. If the accident took place in California, then California is where the claim must be prosecuted. You should consult a personal injury attorney at your earliest opportunity. Very many handle these types of cases with a no fee/no reward agreement and offer free consultations. Best of luck to you.
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You need an attorney in the state where the accident happened. Many states have short statutes of limitations. Don’t delay
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I am sorry to learn of your husband's passing. I suggest that you contact a personal injury attorney in the state and county where the collision occurred. Do not delay because the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death suit is often shorter than for other torts. The attorney will tell you what else needs to be done in terms of establishing an estate for your husband, etc. You do not need a pro bono attorney and will probably not be able to find one for a wrongful death claim. The attorney will be paid a contingent fee at the conclusion of the case based upon the amount of the recovery. He will not need to be paid by the hour. Review any written contract with the attorney in detail so you understand how the attorney will be paid and what will be paid by you in terms of costs etc. at the end of the case.
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