Few things are more painful than the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. The situation becomes even more difficult when the death is caused by the wrongdoing of a person or company. Car accidents, defective products, work accidents, dangerous property conditions, and other hazards can cause fatal injuries if proper care is not taken to avoid the accident or to mitigate or warn of the risk.
If you’ve lost a close relative in an accident, you may have many questions. What will our family do now? What happened? How could this accident have been prevented? How will we pay medical and funeral bills and other expenses, as well as the household bills in the future? Is there any way to hold a negligent party accountable for the loss they’ve caused our family? The Wrongful Death attorneys of Jacobson, Schrinsky & Houck are here to help.
Your Wrongful Death Attorney for Wisconsin Cases
Wrongful death is a death that results from the misconduct of a person or a company. Sometimes that misconduct is negligence or carelessness, but it can also be an intentional or reckless act. When a wrongful death occurs, the law says that survivors are entitled to just compensation. If you are in the state of Wisconsin and the family member of someone whose death you believe to be the result of misconduct by either a company or an individual, you may be entitled to compensation. We strongly recommend that you talk to one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys who can advise you on your case.
What Does a Wrongful Death Suit Cover?
There are several monetary categories for which a wrongful death suit can seek to collect. This can include lost wages that the family member could have earned in their lifetime had they not died, loss of benefits and funeral costs, as well as more emotional damages, including the loss of love and companionship from the deceased and mental distress and suffering caused by the wrongful death.
Things to Consider When Filing a Wrongful Death Suit
While this is a tragic and overwhelming time, it is important to get several things together and make certain decisions before it is too late. These can include:
- Hiring a wrongful death attorney. The professionals at Jacobson, Schrinsky & Houck are familiar with these complex processes and are prepared to guide you so you may receive just compensation.
- What types of damages you will file for. These can include economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages and interest and attorneys’ fees.
- The statute of limitations. All states set a time limit on filing a wrongful death suit. Do not delay.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney
The attorneys at Jacobson, Schrinsky & Houck understand that nothing is as precious as a life – and nothing is more devastating than losing someone you love, especially when the death was preventable. That’s why we put compassion, listening, and care first when we work with clients on wrongful death cases. We take the time to understand how the death has changed your family’s lives, and we bring our legal knowledge and courtroom experience to bear as we fight for the compensation your family deserves.
Let us help you through this difficult time. Call Jacobson, Schrinsky & Houck in Milwaukee today at (414) 223-4444 to have one of our caring lawyers come out to meet you.
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