If you have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one due to an accident, it will be important for you to choose a lawyer who can skillfully pursue your wrongful death case. Under Washington law, you only get one chance to hold the at-fault party accountable, and you only get one chance to recover the financial compensation your family deserves.
The wrongful death lawyers at Fuller & Fuller can help if your loved one was killed as a result of someone’s negligence. Please call (800) 570-4878 today to discuss your case. Our lawyers serve clients in Olympia and nearby areas of Washington.
6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Lawyer for Your Wrongful Death Case
Not all lawyers have the same experience handling wrongful death cases. With this in mind, it is important for you to find the right attorney.
Here are seven factors to consider when choosing a wrongful death lawyer in Washington:
1. Is the Lawyer Experienced?
First and foremost, you will want to choose a lawyer who has experience representing families in cases of wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are very different from personal injury cases. This type of case should only be entrusted to an attorney with experience in this unique area of the law.
2. Is the Lawyer Local?
We believe it is also important to choose a lawyer who is local to your area. In accident cases, local knowledge can be extremely important. This includes not only knowledge of local roads, businesses, and hospitals, but also knowledge of local courts, judges, and judicial rules.
Lawyers whose offices are located in other cities or other states may be very good at what they do. However, they will not have the local insights of an attorney who lives and works in your area.
3. Does the Lawyer Have a Support Staff?
Successfully pursuing a wrongful death case is not easy. It is important to choose not just a lawyer, but a law firm that you believe is capable of helping your family recover just compensation for your loved one’s untimely and unnecessary death.
4. Is the Lawyer Compassionate?
Coping with the untimely and unnecessary death of a loved one is extraordinarily difficult. It takes time, and you need to have supportive people around you.
With this in mind, as much as you need a good lawyer, you also need someone who understands what you are going through and who is sympathetic to the struggles you are facing.
5. Is the Lawyer Accessible?
As your wrongful death case progresses, you will have questions, and you will not want to wait days or weeks to have your questions answered. It is your case, and your lawyer works for you. So, you should not feel like you are being forced to stand on the sidelines.
Lack of communication is one of the most common complaints clients have about their attorneys. A lawyer who understands the importance of being accessible will be far more responsive to your needs.
6. Does the Lawyer Have Your Best Interests in Mind?
At Fuller & Fuller, our clients come first in everything we do. We take on wrongful death cases because we are passionate about helping families in their times of need. If you need a lawyer, we are here to help, and we encourage you to contact our lawyers before you make a decision about your legal representation.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
Nothing compares with the tragedy of losing a loved one unexpectedly. Our attorneys have been helping families who are hurting for over 45 years, and we can help you and your loved ones, too.
To speak with a wrongful death lawyer at Fuller & Fuller, please call (800) 570-4878 today. Our attorneys serve clients in Olympia and other areas of Washington.