Many families dealing with the loss of a loved one resulting from someone else’s negligence might not even realize that they should hire an attorney right away.

Those who do know the importance of hiring a lawyer might not know exactly who to hire or what to look for in a Virginia wrongful death attorney.  

That is why the attorneys at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas have compiled a list of the top three questions to ask before signing a contract with a wrongful death lawyer. No matter which attorney you decide to hire, make sure that you get the answers to the following questions:

1. What is your firm’s policy regarding communication with the client? Look for a lawyer who encourages clients to call or email the staff for regular updates on the case, as well as a firm that in turn makes it a point to call the client on a consistent basis.

2. Will I still have to correspond with the at-fault party’s insurance company after retaining your firm? An attorney who is experienced in dealing with insurance adjusters will see to it that you no longer receive letters, phone calls, or other communication from the insurance company.

3. What type of verdicts have you obtained for other clients? While a good track record of successful cases will not guarantee the outcome of your case, it will give you an idea of how the firm can help you maximize the compensation for the wrongful death.

The lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas hope you are not reading this because you have lost a loved one due to tragic circumstances. If you have, we are sorry for your loss. If you would like to arrange a confidential consultation at no charge, contact us at 540-636-7100 or fill out the brief form on this page and we will be in touch with you promptly.

Andrew Thomas
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Civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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