What is the first thing I should do after a wrongful death?

Naturally, after the death of a loved one, you will be in a lot of grief. It is perfectly natural not to want to think about a lawsuit to hold someone accountable for this death. Nevertheless, you will need to start building a case if you hope to receive compensation, and the sooner you start, the better.

At Ladah Law, we do not advise clients to try to act as private investigators. Chances are, you will not know what evidence to find and might even make things harder on yourself, especially if you inadvertently destroy evidence. You also should spend your time with your family. For these reasons, we recommend that you do the following:

Write down what you know about the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death. You might not know anything, which is fine. All you might know is that the police have called and said your loved one died in a drunk driving accident. However, if you saw something, then write down your memories of what happened. For example, if your loved one died in a hospital, you might be aware of the treatment he or she received.

Next, reach out to an experienced wrongful death attorney at Ladah Law for help. A lawyer will know what evidence to find.