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No one should ever have to answer that phone call or answer that knock at the door – the police need to speak with you so that they can let you know that you have lost a loved one in an accident. People who receive this news are usually completely overcome by shock and sadness, and that’s all before the grief sets in and people realize that their loved one is truly gone forever. Losing someone suddenly is difficult enough, but losing someone because another person acted in a negligent or reckless manner is incredibly difficult for a family to overcome for many different reasons.
The attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson have been representing grieving and struggling families who were forced into this extremely difficult position for 30 years. We have always been taken aback and in many cases inspired by the ability of these families to come together and work through this dark and confusing time in a way that’s healthy, constructive and conducive to healing for everyone involved. We make sure to apply that same type of focus and approach towards every wrongful death case that we handle, because we owe that to the people we serve.
As inspiring as it is to see family members rally around each other, that doesn’t mean that they should handle the legal aftermath of a sudden death by themselves. They will still eventually run into insurance adjusters and/or defense attorneys who may approach them with respect and dignity but who do not work for that family’s best interest and who will work to minimize the financial exposure of their clients and/or employers. That’s simply how the legal world works, and grieving families without any legal background are frankly not in a position to deal with these situations properly.
The attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson will waste no time in alerting the other side that we are involved and that all communication needs to come through us. This will immediately lift a burden off of the family and allow them to be together and to grieve properly. After everyone knows that we are involved, we will get down to work to fight as hard as necessary to obtain a judgment or settlement that is fair to the family that has suddenly lost someone.
We would like to resolve these situations quickly if a fair compromise can be reached, as that would only allow the family to put this situation in the past that much sooner. Unfortunately, that is not always possible, as families stand to lose a lot if someone is suddenly killed. They lose out on what could be decades of income, on a lifetime of companionship and on generations of the enjoyment of life. All of that needs to be accounted for, and if that means that we need to go to trial in order to get the result that you deserve then that’s exactly what we’re going to do without hesitation.
If you have lost someone you love because of the actions of someone else, do not attempt to handle this problem alone. Be with your family and grieve. Contact the team at Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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