How Long Does A Wrongful Death Case Take?
Like any lawsuit, a wrongful death case can vary in length depending on the specific facts of each case. Some wrongful death cases can be resolved quickly in a matter of just a few months. Other cases, however, could take years to resolve depending on the complexity of the case and whether or not the case goes to trial.
At Bengal Law, we know that you would like to resolve your wrongful death case as soon as possible. Not only will a resolution help you find closure to a painful chapter in your life, but a wrongful death case can help you receive the financial support you need to maintain your standard of living.
Many wrongful death cases are settled outside of court. In these cases, a settlement may be reached in just a few months. However, some wrongful death cases go to trial. If your case goes to trial, you can anticipate that the lawsuit will take a year or more to resolve. First, we will need to file a lawsuit and get on the court’s trial calendar. Trials are typically scheduled 18 months after the date of filing. Then there is the case itself. A wrongful death case may only spend a day to two at trial. More complex cases, on the other hand, could take longer.
What Happens If My Case Goes To Trial
Going to trial in a wrongful death case is rare. So rare, in fact, that only 2 percent actually end up on trial in front of a justy. If your wrongful death case does go to trial, then you will need an experienced litigator by your side.
Bengal Law has a long track record of obtaining favorable settlements for its clients, and that track record is supported by experience at trial. From the time that we file a lawsuit all the way to closing arguments, we will fight for your right to compensation and hold those responsible for your loss accountable.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney?
Hiring an attorney can be expensive. In fact, the cost of hiring an attorney holds many people back from seeking legal help.
If you have questions about cost, it is important to understand how a wrongful death attorney is paid. At Bengal Law, for example, we charge wrongful death clients on a contingency fee basis. This means, in simple terms, that we do not get paid unless you win your case. The consultation is free, and any legal costs associated with preparing your case and taking it to trial are advanced by the law firm.
Still have questions about cost? When you call our office and schedule your free consultation, we can discuss costs associated with representation along with any other questions that you have.
Wrongful death claims arise when a death is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another individual or entity. If you believe that your loved one is the victim of a wrongful death, then you should contact a wrongful death attorney to discuss your case. Unfortunately, time is limited and it is important to begin filing a wrongful death lawsuit before the statute of limitations ends.
At Bengal Law, you will speak to a caring and compassionate team of legal professionals who will put your interests ahead of their own. We care deeply about our clients’ success, and will do everything we can to answer your questions, listen to your concerns and advocate tirelessly on your behalf. Call our office today at 305) 908-6778 for a free consultation.