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I’m scared to testify about the wrongful death accident that killed my spouse. What can a lawyer do about this for me?

Don’t let fear keep you from pursuing a fair wrongful death recoveryWhether or not you are someone who is comfortable with public speaking, the thought of getting on the witness stand and testifying about the loss of your spouse may be intimidating. How will you ever describe your loss? How can you make others understand what your spouse’s death really means while you are on the witness stand?

Don’t Let This Fear Keep You From Pursuing Justice

While your fear is completely understandable, there are at least three reasons why you should not let it keep you from filing a wrongful death case. Specifically,

  • You may never have to testify. You may file a case and recover damages, and you may never have to get on the witness stand. Most cases settle before trial.
  • If you do need to testify, you will be well prepared. Your attorney is not going to let you take the stand unprepared. Instead, your lawyer will work with you so that you can know what kind of questions to expect, so that you can answer those questions comfortably, and so that you are familiar with courtroom protocol.
  • Your family’s recovery is too important. Testifying may be difficult, but it may be worth the potential recovery that you can make in a wrongful death case.

If you have questions about taking the stand, about filing a wrongful death lawsuit, or about pursuing a settlement after your spouse’s death, then please contact us today via this website. We would be pleased to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with you so that we can answer your questions and so that you can make an informed decision about what to do next.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham