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 an experienced wrongful death attorney who can advise you on your case.
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 attorneys’ fees.
The statute of limitations. All states set a time limit on filing a wrongful death suit. Do not delay.
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.
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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