How to Choose a Wrongful Death Attorney

Posted on May 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized


Wrongful death cases are usually very difficult for all the parties involved due to the fact that they arise out of an allegation that someone’s death was caused by the wrongful conduct of another person. In these types of cases, emotions often run high as families and loved ones must address complicated legal and factual issues. It is precisely during this time that having an experienced attorney is essential, especially for the guidance and knowledge necessary to work through a wrongful death case.

Why do I need to hire a wrongful death attorney?

Hiring a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney is important because they will be able to figure out what legal action can be taken against the party at fault, which includes determining whether or not you have a case, what evidence is needed to prove the death, the appropriate paperwork that needs to be completed, negotiating claims with the insurance company, and helping you determine what type of compensation you can receive.

Below is an overview of the top items to look for when searching for the right wrongful death attorney for your case.

Do your research:

Research lawyers who specialize in wrongful death cases and ensure that they have successes to back up their experience. Check out lawyer review sites such as AVVO and, which will indicate ratings and reviews that can be helpful for determining a lawyer’s track record. Focus on reviews from past clients in particular to learn more about what working directly with that lawyer will be like. Wrongful death law is very different from other types of injury law, so you will want to make sure to look into a lawyer’s experience in that area specifically to determine that they’ll be able to do a thorough job on your case. Additionally, ask for recommendations from other lawyers who may know attorneys who specialize in wrongful death.

Review credentials:

Once you’ve completed your research, spend time looking deeper into the credentials of each lawyer, including reviewing their website, years and types of experience, and past cases. Is the lawyer you are considering working with an industry thought leader? Do they have case studies or published cases to back up their experience? Are they published or have they published articles/books/case studies in the area of wrongful death? All of these can be great indicators as to the lawyer’s knowledge on the topic of wrongful death law and proper procedures.

Schedule consultations:

After you’ve narrowed down your list of lawyers to contact, schedule one-on-one consultations with them to better determine the viability of your case and how they might be able to help you. Most wrongful death lawyers typically offer free consultations. Free consultations give you the perfect opportunity to talk about your case and ask for advice moving forward, as well as getting more information about how your particular case will be handled, how long the process will likely take, how involved you’ll have to be throughout the process, and how often you’ll be in contact with the lawyer to receive updates. Also be sure to discuss fees and charges over the duration of the case to determine if the rates fall within your expected budget.

Choose the wrongful death lawyer you want to work with:

Once you’ve completed your research, make a decision based on who you believe will be best-suited for your case. Remember that these types of cases can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to adequately resolve, so be sure to choose a lawyer that you would feel comfortable working with for a long period of time if necessary. Although there are time limits to how soon after an accident a case must be filed, take your time choosing the right attorney to make sure your case is handled compassionately and capably.

What sets our wrongful death lawyers apart?

Gregory R. Giometti & Associates is one of the most experienced and skilled wrongful death law firms in Denver, Colorado. In fact, we literally wrote the book on wrongful death actions for the state. This means that we know wrongful death law inside and out and are ready to handle your case with experience and compassion. Our philosophy is simple: we strive to achieve an excellent result for our client in every case. We listen to our clients and spare no effort to get the results our clients want in each case.

Contact one of our experienced Colorado wrongful death attorneys today for your free consultation.

Firm Overview

Gregory R. Giometti & Associates, P.C., is recognized as one of the top civil litigation firms in Colorado. Mr. Giometti and his associates are highly experienced trial attorneys who have conducted dozens of jury trials in both state and federal courts, mainly in Colorado, but also in Idaho, where Mr. Giometti is licensed as well. The focus of the firm’s practice is representation of insurance companies and their insureds in first and third-party claims.

Practice Areas

  • General Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes – Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Coverage Investigations – EUOs
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation – Statutory Bad Faith Cases
  • Disputed Property Insurance Claims – Hail Damage Claims – Appraisals
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – UM/UIM Claims
  • Premises Liability Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Fire & Explosion Cases
  • Ski Accident Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Expert Witness Services

Contact Us

  • Gregory R. Giometti & Associates P.C.
    50 South Steele Street
    Suite 480
    Denver, CO 80209
  • Telephone: 303-333-1957
    Fax: 303-377-3460