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When Tragedy Strikes – Retaining A Lawyer

Grief after a lossGrief Can Be Incapacitating

When a tragedy strikes close to home, people often find it hard to function due to the grief. Personally, after the loss of a loved one, I have found it extremely difficult to focus on anything other than that person for quite some time.

There is an old saying that “time heals,” and there is quite a bit of truth in that statement. But taking advantage of support groups can be invaluable.

Local Support Group Help!

There are many support groups available to those who are open to such assistance. Taking advantage of support is one of the main ways to deal with a loss effectively.

Your family, your church, and your friends can help you move forward.

The Shock from Your Loss

When an accident claims a family member, the sudden shock is incapacitating, and often we may even deny that the event occurred. In some accidents, critical evidence can be crucial to a family’s financial future. It is just this time when it is so difficult to function that it may be vital to retain a leading personal injury attorney to handle the investigation and secure the evidence after an accident.

Research the Local Injury Law Firms

Friends and family members often contact attorneys to screen for appropriate help before having the family contact a law firm. This can be an essential first step, mainly when it is difficult to do anything other than mourn the loss of your family member. Look to find the best personal injury lawyer in your area. Spend some time looking for the qualifications and experience of the attorney and if they are able to give you the personal attention you deserve.

Cases Often Become Contested

Many people do not fully understand that even the most straightforward cases can become contested once the insurance defense attorney becomes involved. Semi-trucks that run at a red light then suddenly the insurance carrier’s position is the victim ran the red light, and the witnesses were mistaken.

While this may seem far-fetched to some, it is a reality to those who deal with personal injury litigation daily. Expect the insurance company to fight tooth and nail to not paid fair compensation.

Early Investigation Helpful

Many people are shocked at the defenses raised in cases that they thought were open and closed accounts. The importance of an early investigation in some accidents cannot be overstated.

While the defendants’ accounts can vary after they have had counsel from a defense attorney, hard and cold facts such as skid marks and event data recorders or black boxes do not change.

Families of victims should be prepared to act swiftly to retain a personal injury attorney to take steps to preserve evidence and protect their financial future. When it is impossible to function for many, action is necessary to protect the family’s financial future.

The fact is the sooner you retain a qualified lawyer the better for your case!

Call a Top-rated Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have lost a loved one, consider speaking to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the accident.

Baumgartner Law Firm has been trusted to protect your family’s financial future for over three decades. Read some of our 5-star reviews or look at some of our recent wrongful death settlements.

Call (281) 587-1111 or request a consultation!

 

 

Greg Baumgartner

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Greg Baumgartner has practiced personal injury law since 1984. He holds not one but two law degrees and is a graduate of Trial Lawyers College. He is licensed in Texas and Colorado. Mr. Baumgartner has earned a reputation for exemplary results for his clients. And has been preeminent rated for decades and recognized by Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Expertise, Newsweek, Houstonia magazine, and many others. He has given educational talks to lawyers and many media interviews regarding personal injury cases.