When you need medical care, you expect to receive help. You do not expect to hurt by the doctor or other medical provider. Sadly, some patients will be the victims of medical malpractice. When a doctor or other health care provider fails in his duty of care, a patient might recover compensation for damages by filing a medical malpractice claim.
Before A Lawsuit Is Filed When you come into our office, our Fresno wrongful death attorney will listen to your story and review the facts of the case with you. Based on your situation, the attorney may suggest one or more legal remedies, including a wrongful death lawsuit. However, before filing a wrongful death lawsuit, your attorney conducts a thorough accident investigation to identify, gather, and preserve key evidence to use in proving the other party was at fault for the accident. The evidence may also be used to prove your damages. This may also include consulting experts, such as an economist, to determine the true value of your wrongful death claim. After your attorney has evaluated and investigated your claim, he begins negotiating with the insurance company for the other party to settle your wrongful death claim. The negotiation phase can take several months as your attorney and the insurance company representative go back and forth discussing settlement figures. If the insurance company agrees to settle the claim, your attorney walks you through the process of settling the claim. However, if the insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount, your attorney may suggest you file a wrongful death lawsuit. After The Wrongful Death Lawsuit Is Filed