When a loved one dies, there will be a significant amount of phone calls to make and paperwork to do to get the estate in order. Start a file to store all the documents you collect for safekeeping.
Some the documents you may have to collect include:
If you are filing a wrongful death claim and have trouble collecting or finding the documents you need, your lawyer will be able to point you in the right direction or secure the paperwork for you.
If you are in charge of your loved one’s affairs, you’ll have to notify certain parties and provide them with a copy of the death certificate.
You may have to contact the:
You’ll also need to update your affairs. For instance, if you were on your loved one’s employer health insurance plan, you’ll need to contact it and inquire about your options for continued coverage.
Other records you may need to update include:
If your loved one died because of another party’s negligence, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim for compensation. Visit a wrongful death attorney to determine if you qualify, learn exactly what additional paperwork you’ll need to collect, and discuss your next steps to file a claim. You must present evidence that the defendant is liable for the accident as well as of the damages the death has caused.
If you live Cleveland or the surrounding areas, contact Ryan, LLP to discuss any negligence-related issues. Call us today at 877-864-9495 or fill out our contact form to set up a free, no-obligation legal consultation.