How Long Does a Wrongful Death Case Take to Resolve?
When you're dealing with a wrongful death, you're dealing with one of the worst situations imaginable. The death of a loved one, whether that's a spouse, a family member, or a child in incredibly painful, and the added strain of knowing that they were the victim of a wrongful death only makes things harder for you. The first instinct is to try to heal, and that’s absolutely the right thing to do. We always want you to take care of yourself as the first priority. This kind of tragedy is truly terrible, and it's something that really people want to close that chapter of their life on. They want to do so quickly so they can begin the grieving process, and that is understandable. We want that too. What we do is we want to insulate them from that negative space, from that negative time, and try to get them through that quickly. What's most important is that sometimes with wrongful death litigation, it doesn't work out that way. Sometimes it has to take more time. While we understand the need to move and to close this chapter, we don't want the fastest, the quickest outcome for our client. We want the best outcome.
One way to make a wrongful death case end sooner is to begin sooner. Wrongful death cases have a two-year statute of limitations, so it’s vital that we begin work on your case as soon as possible. The last thing that we want is to miss that time window and have you lose your right to file a suit. Naturally, no one wants to think about pursuing legal action while they’re still grieving, still hurting, and still in so much pain. But if you’re thinking of filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the question of what you can do will only linger until it’s resolved. That’s why the best thing to do is to hand that burden off to us— let us worry about the legal issues and start moving forward on your case while we have plenty of time. It will be one less thing weighing on your heart, and we can protect you from any additional worry.
The last thing you want, and the last thing we want, is to compound the pain of your loss with the stress of a lawsuit. That doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t file or that you should wait until you’ve emotionally recovered to file. If you wait, you run the risk of waiting too long and exceeding the statute of limitations. In that case, rather than the stress of a lawsuit, you’ll forever be burdened with the “what if” of what might’ve been, had you pursued your case. A lawsuit doesn’t have to be an added source of worry; it can be a relief knowing that it’s no longer your concern and that you’ve placed your case in the right hands. Whether you’re looking for justice for your loved one, reimbursement for medical and funeral costs, damages for future losses, or all of the above, you can rely on us to work with you to pursue your interests while you focus on the healing process. If you’re grieving and want to alleviate the lingering question of a wrongful death suit, contact us, and let us take that burden from you.