If you’ve lost a loved one, the last question you want to worry about is how much does a wrongful death lawsuit cost. Ventura wrongful death lawyer Craig Murphy offers free consultations.
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If you have a wrongful death claim here in California, one of the common questions that people ask is how much is it going to cost? The reason is that wrongful death cases can be extremely expensive is that the insurance companies will typically fight them, and they have to go into litigation. Another reason is many wrongful death actions are the result of medical care or inappropriate medical care. Those are medical malpractice cases. Those are always fought tooth and nail to the bitter end by the insurance companies and they cost a lot of money.
If I take your wrongful death case, I will pay all of the costs upfront. When you hire me, I don’t charge a penny to talk to you. If I take your case, I will pay all of those costs so that we can go along and build your case, and establish what is necessary for you to be compensated by the insurance company from the person who killed your loved one. At the end of the case, obviously, the attorney’s fees and the costs will be taken from any settlement or jury verdict. What you need to know is that you do not have to come out of pocket and pay those expenses up front because oftentimes they can be hundreds of thousands of dollars in these cases.
Most normal folks do not have the ability to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for costs, let alone the attorney’s fees that are involved. That is why we operate on a contingency fee basis. With me, you don’t pay a fee until your case is won.