We have all heard the stories of how drunk drivers can change the lives of many people. The typical drunk driving accident is known for causing devastation and terror. Sadly, many of these accidents result in the death of a driver, passenger, pedestrians, or bystanders.
When a drunk driver kills a loved one, compensation may be sought through a Green Bay wrongful death lawsuit. While grieving the loss and dealing with all the repercussions of a sudden loss may be difficult, a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind.
Has hard as it may seem, it is important to act quickly in pursuing a wrongful death claim in Wisconsin. Three reasons you should act quickly are:
- Statute of limitations. The state of Wisconsin has a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. They allow up to three years to file. Once this time has passed, the ability to pursue compensation is gone.
- Your need to move on. Waiting to file a lawsuit would mean a later settlement date. Quickly pursuing a lawsuit will allow you to finish sooner. Once the lawsuit is behind you, it will help you with another step toward closure for your loss.
- The ability to construct a solid case. With time comes the deterioration of evidence and memories, which can harm the case. Testimonies may not be as solid if there is an unnecessary delay. Acting quickly will allow a solid case to be built.
If you have lost a loved one due to a drunken driver accident, quickly contact a Green Bay wrongful death attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.