Coal mining accidents are some of the worst that we see here at The Segal Law Firm. In these types of cases, it’s crucial that we get started on the investigation as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many of the accidents are so devastating that the injured or killed parties are unable to contact us immediately. In these instances, it’s up to the spouses, children or loved ones to get on the phone and give us a call. We can get started on the case without involving the victim at all and, many times, this is what we have to do to get the information we need to protect your family.
Once we are the legal representative of the injured or killed coal miner, which means a contract has been signed, we get to work right away. Now, this contract isn’t going to lead to a ton of attorney’s fees; we don’t get paid unless you do. Whether you get a settlement or we obtain a jury verdict, we will only accept money when we win it for you. Now, having said that, many people don’t realize that you don’t have to file a lawsuit to be a legal representative of a widow or injured party. In fact, you have a legal right to participate in that investigation. So the sooner you call me, the sooner I can begin collecting this necessary information by letting the state and federal agencies know that I’m involved. One of the first things I’m going to do is tell the agencies and investigators that we want to know what’s going on at all times; when statements are taken, interviews are done and things of that nature. You are entitled to be involved, have a right to this information, and it’s our job to make sure that you get it.
It’s important that your attorney have the experience in these types of cases and you should ask those questions right up front. I encourage you to give us a call right away and we can get you the answers you need. The sooner you call us, the sooner I can explain what your legal options are and why it’s so critical that we be a part of the early investigation. Like I said from the start, even if you are the widow, spouse or child of the victim, you can give us a call. Many times we don’t get to meet our client and we really get to know them through their families, friends and neighbors. The Segal Law Firm is always just a toll free phone call away at 855-344-9100.