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How to Know If It’s Time to Settle a Wrongful Death Case

The day that you thought you were waiting for has finally arrived. The insurance company that is responsible for paying for your spouse’s death has contacted you with a proposed settlement. Still, you may not be feeling the relief that you anticipated. Instead, you may be wondering whether this is the right time to settle your claim for what happened to your spouse on Avenue of the Saints, US-30, or another Cedar Rapids street.

It’s More About the Offer Than About the Time

The offer may come a few months or years after your spouse’s death. Whether you accept the settlement has less to do with when it is offered than with what is offered to you. Before you accept a settlement, it is important to make sure that the offer fairly compensates your for medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering, and other expenses.

Be Confident in Your Decision

You are only going to get one chance to settle your wrongful death claim. The terms of the settlement will prevent you from seeking additional damages in the future. Accordingly, it is important to get it right this time. It is important to talk to a wrongful death attorney who has experience settling this kinds of cases and who can explain the pros and cons of a particular settlement offer to you so that you can make the decision that is right for you and your family. To learn more, please start a confidential online chat with us today.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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