In response to the above headline for today's blog post, the first thing that any experienced and client-empathetic attorney will likely do in response to an individual's communication regarding wrongful death is to express sympathy.
And that compassion will be truly heartfelt. Proven personal injury attorneys often interact closely with individuals and families when they are at their most vulnerable, and this understandably nurtures feelings of genuine care and the desire to professionally act in a way that truly promotes clients' best interests.
For many attorneys striving to do their best, professionalism is evidenced at the outset of any communication by candid counsel, which is vitally important in any exchange between a lawyer and individual evaluating whether to secure legal representation in a matter.
Concerning wrongful death, such counsel will proceed with acknowledgment, as we note on our website at the Alamosa law firm of Vance & Larson, that filing a legal claim in connection with a loved one's death "can be painfully difficult and should be considered before bringing any claim."
Our attorneys also know intimately well that filing a wrongful death claim can often yield multiple benefits for a family. In many instances, the financial remedy that is secured can provide badly needed resources and promote peace of mind regarding the future. For many families, too, taking purposeful action is very important for spotlighting and punishing wrongdoing, as well as possibly deterring similar conduct by others in the future.
Questions or concerns regarding a wrongful death claim can in the first instance be privately and candidly discussed with a sensitive and experienced attorney. That meeting can often prove to be helpful to individuals and families and serve as a springboard for defining a rational and best-case legal strategy.