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How long do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Iowa?

When you lose a loved one, you need time to grieve. Your thoughts are on your loss, not on lawsuits. As you come to term with the death, you may be angry at the person who caused your loss. An Iowa wrongful death lawsuit allows you and your family to seek accountability from the person who caused the death.

An Iowa wrongful death claim may be filed after any death that is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of an individual, business or government agency. Iowa wrongful deaths include deaths that result from car accidents, motorcycle crashes, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous medications, dog bites, and slips and falls.

Unfortunately, Iowa law does not give grieving families a lot of time to consider whether or not they want to file a wrongful death claim. The statute of limitations in Iowa requires that a wrongful death claim be filed within two years of the death. Since it takes a significant amount of time to prepare a wrongful death case, the sooner you call a Cedar Rapids personal injury attorney, the better.

The wrongful death attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are dedicated to helping families in Iowa get both compensation and accountability. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Cedar Rapids, contact our office at 800-800-5678.

Has it been more than two years since you lost your loved one? There may be exceptions. You may want to schedule a free consultation with a Cedar Rapids wrong death lawyer to discuss your case.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham