Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Legal AidAccording to Johns Hopkins Medicine, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for persons under age 35. Mourning the death of a loved one is never easy; a wrongful death claim may ease some pain by obtaining damage compensation.

With the loss of a loved one from a fatal accident, it is an understandably stressful and traumatic situation. Picking up the pieces and finding a new “normal” without them is a testament of strength and courage; our sympathy cannot be fully expressed. We understand that there is no compensation that can make up for the accidental death of a family member. If there’s one thing that we can truly do for you in this time of sadness, it is to say that we can fight for justice against the party or parties responsible for their death. Your family needs psychological closure as well as compensation for financial losses.

Our personal injury attorneys understand. You can trust us to do our best for you, your family, and the memory of your loved one.

  • What caused the wrongful death? Our investigators and attorneys are aware that shining light on the facts can offer some level of closure to the family over the loss of a loved one. Was a drowning accident caused by noncompliance with swimming pool regulations? Was a car accident the result of a drunk driver's recklessness? Did a fatal truck accident happen because of driver fatigue or poor maintenance? Was a motorcycle accident caused by an inattentive driver?
  • What compensation is available by law? If your loved one incurred medical expenses because of the accident, or if there was conscious pain and suffering prior to death, a wrongful death claim can secure compensation for those damages, as well as funeral expenses. In addition, a minor child and a spouse can be compensated for loss of society and companionship as well as loss of earnings and support.
  • Our law firm works to increase compensation. Insurance companies and others have pushed for laws that put arbitrary and low caps on the amount of compensation available in a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal injury lawyers at Action Law Offices have worked with Wisconsin legislators to help them understand the needs of family members who are suffering the loss of a loved one because of a wrongful death.

What is Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A claim of wrongful death applies when there is a loss of life due to the negligence, wrongful acts, recklessness, or deliberate behavior of someone else. Although a deceased person can no longer bring a personal injury claim, surviving family members can, in the form of a wrongful death civil suit; seeking damages against the responsible party or parties. Pursuing a wrongful death suit is not an easy conversation to have, but may be appropriate if your loved one has died for any of the reasons stated here which involve misconduct, irresponsibility, or neglect.

Each state has its own laws governing wrongful death claims. The lawyers at Action Law Offices are familiar with wrongful death claims and Wisconsin laws. By simply requesting a free case evaluation, an attorney will listen to the details of your case and answer some common questions that you may have such as:

  • “Who may put forth a wrongful death claim?”
  • “Is a wrongful death claim a criminal case?”
  • “What constitutes wrongful death?”
  • “What time limits apply to wrongful death cases?”
  • “What damages may be recovered in a wrongful death civil suit?”
  • “Can companies or entities be held liable for wrongful death?”

We work closely and compassionately with families throughout southeastern Wisconsin to help them understand how the accident happened, clearly understand their legal rights, and to obtain compensation for financial losses as they try to move on without a loved one. The sudden death of a loved one is difficult for survivors to understand or accept. When such a death results from negligence that could have been prevented, devastated survivors may begin to comprehend how and why this could have happened by pursuing a wrongful death action. We are affordable, and we win cases. We work on a contingency basis, so there are NO fee unless we succeed on your behalf.

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