If you have unexpectedly lost a loved one, the last thing on you want to think about is filing a Wisconsin wrongful death lawsuit. However, unexpected medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of income may make a Wisconsin wrongful death claim a necessity for many families.
A family grieving after a wrongful death should not have to suffer financially. In Wisconsin, there are legal statutes that describe who may file a wrongful death lawsuit and what damages may be received. In general, only the spouse, dependent children, parents, siblings, grandparents or heirs may benefit from a wrongful death lawsuit.
Damages in a Wisconsin Wrongful Death Lawsuit
According to Wisconsin law, the damages that may be recovered with a wrongful death claim include:
- Medical expenses relating to the injury that caused the death
- Funeral expenses, including the upkeep of the grave
- Loss of income and financial support
- Compensation for loss of consortium, society, and companionship
- Punitive damages
A Milwaukee wrongful death attorney can help you and your family get back on your feet after the loss of a loved one. He can determine the amount of your claim and deal with the insurance companies on your behalf. He will make sure that the bills are paid and that the rest of the settlement is properly distributed. Many families find that a wrongful death lawsuit can bring closure and help them to move on.
To learn more about wrongful death in Wisconsin or to discuss your own situation, contact the Wisconsin wrongful death lawyers at Hupy & Abraham at 800-800-5678. The initial consultation is free.