What Questions Should I Ask When Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney?

When you meet with an attorney for any reason, you should ask questions that will help you determine if the attorney is right for you and able to meet your needs. Wrongful death claims can be particularly difficult to discuss, simply because you are likely in the midst of grieving the loss of your loved one. If you are in this situation, you will need an experienced Wisconsin wrongful death attorney who is both sympathetic to your needs and able to present the strongest wrongful death claim possible on your behalf.

First, ask about an attorney’s experience. Has he or she handled many wrongful death claims? Has he or she filed wrongful death claims in situations similar to yours? After all, you may not want to hire a medical malpractice attorney if your loved one was killed in a car accident. How many years has he or she been practicing law? Does he focus his practice on wrongful death claims and related matters, or are wrongful death claims just one of the many different types of cases that he handles. You have the right to ask for references or client testimonials from the attorney, so that you can get another person’s opinion of the attorney’s ability to represent your interests.

Next, you will want to ensure that your attorney has adequate time to spend on your case. You can ask about the types and number of cases that an attorney handles, whether the attorney is available on nights or weekends if those times are best for you, and whether you can communicate with the attorney via email or by phone. Will the attorney return your calls, or will you only be able to talk to the attorney’s assistant? How long will it take for the attorney to return your call or respond to your email?

Boller & Vaughan are experienced Madison wrongful death lawyers who know Wisconsin law and know how to effectively represent your interests in any wrongful death or personal injury claim stemming from an accident, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or animal bite. Contact our office today and learn how our attorneys can help ensure that you receive the compensation in your case to which you are entitled.


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