Wrongful Death Case Timeline

Did you lose a loved one due to negligence and have questions about wrongful death case timeline? Learn how long a case takes in this video.
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How long will my wrongful death claim take?


You may be wondering how long it’s going to take to resolve a wrongful death claim. Your claim’s timeline will first depend first on how long it takes to conduct a proper investigation. Wrongful death claims are typically high-dollar claims. This means a lot of money is often at stake, and the insurance company is unlikely to stand up and offer you what you deserve without your having solid proof to back you up. Your wrongful death lawyer will seek to prove who is at-fault through an accident investigation. They will also seek to establish causation — that the negligent behavior of the at-fault party caused the death of your loved one.

If even in the face of this proof, the insurance company refuses to offer an adequate settlement, you’ll be faced with whether to litigate. Going with a lawsuit is another factor in the timeline of your claim. It will take additional time to conduct a trial, and your trial dates will be assigned at the availability of the courts. As a result, putting your claim in suit can result in a claim taking as long as two or three years.

Did you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about the wrongful death case timeline? Contact our experienced McAllen wrongful death attorneys at the Law Firm of Ricardo A. Garcia today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you. Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel