Madison, WI Wrongful Death Attorneys Working Tirelessly to Represent Their Clients
The death of our loved ones is never easy. It can be especially painful if you suspect their death resulted from negligence or intentional acts by another party. “Wrongful Death” in Wisconsin is a death resulting in the negligence or default of another party’s wrongful or intentional acts.
So, where do you start? We have a team of experienced Madison wrongful death attorneys who have helped many clients to get the compensation they deserve after a wrongful death. We have the knowledge necessary to get the results and compassion that our clients need during this chapter of their lives. We know that no amount of money will bring back your loved one, but it can alleviate some of the financial strain their death has put on your family. Contact our office at (608) 448-6242 to learn more about how we can help you.
What Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?
There can be some self-explanatory damages involved in wrongful death cases. The costs associated with the injury that resulted in the death are often overlooked. If medical bills are piling up that were incurred before your loved one’s passing due to wrongful death, you shouldn’t have to put your family under financial strain to pay the medical bills.
Burial and funeral expenses can also be covered in damages pursued after a wrongful death. Funerals can be significantly expensive, along with cremation or burial costs. Your family has a right to celebrate the life of your loved one and mourn their death without it putting you in financial distress.
A lost inheritance is another less obvious factor that many families overlook. If your loved one was able to continue to work and create or build on their estate and now no longer has the opportunity to do so, this may be added to the total of the damages pursued. You may also be able to recover some of the income that your loved one would’ve earned.
Loss of companionship is another aspect not often thought of. Minor children or spouses are eligible for a significant amount in some cases, as they no longer have the companionship of their spouse or parent.
Is There a Statute of Limitations on a Wrongful Death Suit in Wisconsin?
You have three years to file a suit in a wrongful death case. This is extremely important because if you choose to file after the statute of limitations has passed, the courts may deny your claims entirely, regardless of their validity. In some cases, you may only have two years to file a suit if the wrongful death includes a car accident. It is best to consult an experienced attorney and learn about the specifics of your case to file in the allotted time.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?
Several family members can file a wrongful death suit. The deceased’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as their children or grandchildren, are all able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Parents or grandparents of the deceased, as well as the deceased’s siblings, are also able to file a wrongful death suit.
The wrongful death of a loved one can have profound effects on the lives of several family members. The financial strain is not expected to be limited to just the immediate family members. No amount of compensation can bring back your loved one, but there may be several family members that can find some peace of mind in filing a wrongful death suit in honor of the deceased.
If the deceased has left behind one or more minor children, a spouse, or a domestic partner, a portion of the damages awarded will be set aside for them. This happens regardless of who brought the wrongful death suit.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Losing a loved one is never easy, and we understand that. Any loss can leave a void in our lives, but a wrongful death adds a particular sting that can cause us to want justice for our loved ones. Our team of attorneys has worked with countless clients in the past and their families to ensure that the result of a wrongful death doesn’t leave them in financial distress.
Contact our office at (608) 448-6242 to confidentially discuss your questions and learn more about your options. You don’t have to go through this tough time alone. You can rely on us to work side by side with you in honor of your lost loved one.