Lake Forest Wrongful Death Attorneys
Lake Forest Wrongful Death Attorneys
The unexpected passing of a loved one is a tragic experience that’s difficult to put into words. While friends and family can help you grieve, nothing can undo the trauma of the loss. Our wrongful death attorneys in Lake Forest understand the devastation you are facing and are here to help you pursue legal action against the liable party. We can help you account for all the damages you may be owed and ensure the opposing party does not take advantage of your vulnerable position. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS for a free consultation.
Qualities That Set Our Legal Team Apart from Other Law Firms
In the aftermath of a death in the family, it’s normal to feel anxious, confused, and overwhelmed. Not only are you grieving, but you may also be struggling under the burden of mounting medical bills, lost income, and other unexpected costs. Obtaining a fair settlement can go a long way toward alleviating this financial pressure. However, making sense of the claims process and relevant legal proceedings can feel almost impossible with everything else on your plate. Our wrongful death lawyers in Lake Forest are on hand to assist you during these arduous times. We can help guide you through settlement negotiations and provide you with compassionate representation at every stage of the legal proceedings. Here are just a few qualities that set our lawyers apart:
- Positive Reviews: An attorney may come across as competent, eager, and knowledgeable during your initial consultation, but there’s no guarantee they have the track record, time, or resources to provide the representation they’ve promised. Reviews written by former clients are a great way to evaluate the services of a law firm and get a better understanding of their areas of knowledge. Our Lake Forest wrongful death attorneys have a track record of success in and out of court and are ready to provide tenacious representation from day one.
- Skilled Litigators: Many lawyers are reluctant to go trial, with some even advising their clients to agree to a low-ball offer to avoid having to deal with the time-consuming task of preparing for the latter stages of litigation. However, if the defendant is unwilling to agree to a fair settlement, it may be in your best interests to take this next step. Our trial attorneys have won substantial verdicts for clients in wrongful death cases.
- Experience in Wrongful Death Cases: Before hiring an attorney, you should ask whether they’ve handled cases like your own. A lawyer who has won similar cases will have a grasp of the relevant statutes, proceedings, and case law. They will also be familiar with common strategies employed by insurance companies to challenge claims and will know how to counter disputes.
- Accessibility: Your initial consultation was a success, but weeks later, your attorney isn’t returning your calls. It’s not uncommon for some lawyers to put on a show during the consultation only to drop the ball when you need them most. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand that having an attorney who is accessible can help give you peace of mind. As such, we strive to answer calls and respond to emails promptly—whether it’s during the week, after hours, or on weekends.
Can I Post on Social Media After Suffering a Serious Injury?
Social media has become an important part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s a graduation, birthday, or serious accident, it’s natural for many of us to take to social media to keep friends and family updated. However, if you’re planning to file a wrongful death claim, certain online activity could tank your family’s chances of recovering a settlement. You should deactivate your social media profiles until your case has been resolved. However, if you’re not ready to pull the plug, here are a few steps you can take to reduce the likelihood that your online comments would hurt your chances of recovering fair compensation:
- Set Your Profiles to Private: Most social media platforms give you the option to switch your account to “private.” In this setting, only those in your circles can see any posts that you make. This is useful as it’s not uncommon for insurance adjusters to monitor claimants’ social media feeds in their search for evidence that could be used to challenge their case. However, even in “private” mode, you still need to be careful about what you post. Not only could a friend or follower screenshot your posts and share them with others, but it also may be possible for an opposing party to file a discovery request to view posts you’ve made.
- Ignore New Friend Requests: Investigators hired by opposing parties in a personal injury case may try all manner of tactics to gain access to your accounts. Sometimes all it takes is sending a friend request. If you spot a new connection request in your notifications tray, it’s best to ignore it.
- Avoid Posting Pictures: You never know how your pictures could be misinterpreted or misrepresented by the insurance company to dispute your claim, so it’s best to avoid posting any photos until your case has concluded.
Speak with a Lake Forest Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
Our law firm is ready to take your call 24 hours a day. For a free, no-obligation consultation, dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS or message us on our Contact page.