Losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence is especially difficult, and these civil claims are referred to as wrongful death claims. Wrongful death is a specific kind of personal injury claim in which the victim succumbs to the injuries they suffer at the hands of others. If you’ve lost a relative to someone else’s negligence, it’s time to consult with an experienced Wisconsin wrongful death attorney.
Filing Your Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim cannot bring your loved one back, nor can it alleviate the grief ahead. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled, however, can help you and your family move forward on the road toward healing after a loss of this magnitude. In the state of Wisconsin, the following individuals are eligible to file wrongful death claims after losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence:
- The personal representative of the decedent’s estate
- The decedent’s surviving spouse or domestic partner
- The decedent’s surviving children
- The decedent’s surviving parent or guardian
The damages that you can seek include:
- The medical costs your loved one incurred prior to death
- Your loved one’s funeral and burial costs
- Your loved one’s lost wages and earnings
- The loss of companionship you experience
An Experienced Wisconsin Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, the formidable Milwaukee wrongful death attorneys at Groth Law Firm, S.C. in Wisconsin are committed to skillfully advocating for your claim’s most favorable resolution. Your claim is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (414) 409-0114 today.
Wrongful Death FAQs
How long do I have to file?
The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Wisconsin is, generally speaking, three years from the date of the deadly accident.
How much compensation can I expect?
Your claim will be utterly unique to the circumstances involved, but your dedicated wrongful death attorney will skillfully fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.
What if the at-fault party faces criminal charges?
You can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party even if they also face criminal charges for the fatal accident.