There can be a lot of details involved in an Iowa wrongful death lawsuit.

Right now, you have a lot on your mind. Your loved one has been tragically and unexpectedly killed in an accident. You are left grieving, trying to get through each day without your loved one, and wondering about the legal and financial implications of your loved one’s death.

There can be a lot of nuances and details to consider when pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. It can be overwhelming to think about, but you don’t have to handle it on your own. Your wrongful death attorney can help you with all of the details and legal requirements. However, before you even get started with a wrongful death claim, it is important to keep a few important things in mind.

The Three Things You Should Know Today

As soon as you begin thinking about a potential wrongful death lawsuit, it is important to understand…

  • How to build a strong case. In order to negotiate a fair insurance settlement or be successful in a wrongful death lawsuit, you are going to need to present evidence that proves that the defendant was negligent and that establishes the value of your damages. It is important to begin gathering this evidence as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights.
  • How to deal with insurance companies. Anything that you say to an insurance company can be misunderstood and used against you during settlement negotiations. It is the insurance adjuster’s job to try to pay you as little as possible so that the insurance company’s profits can be maximized. Accordingly, it is important to know how to protect your rights when negotiating with insurance companies.
  • Iowa wrongful death laws. Iowa Code 633.336 explains what damages can be sought in a wrongful death case.

While the links provided above can provide you with a lot of useful information, they are no substitute for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced wrongful death lawyer. If you would like to set up a confidential consultation, please reach out to us via this website or by phone any time to schedule a meeting. We would be pleased to answer your questions, to review your rights, and to discuss your potential case with you.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.