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My husband was killed by a drunk driver in Wausau. We had four young children. The loss is hard both emotionally and economically. We are barely able to make ends meet, much less pay the bills related to the death. Should I pursue a Wisconsin wrongful death case even if I can’t afford to hire an attorney?

We are very sorry to hear of your loss and offer our heartfelt condolences. Losing a spouse is very difficult, especially when you have young children.

If you were dependent on your spouse’s income, you have the extra burden of figuring out how to manage your household and provide for your children on your own. A Wisconsin wrongful death lawsuit can provide compensation for your spouse’s medical expenses and burial expenses as well as the loss of support and income.

Like many personal injury attorneys in Wisconsin, the Wausau wrongful death attorneys at Hupy and Abraham accept wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay any money up front. You don’t have to pay anything unless your lawyer makes a recovery on your behalf.

Contingency fees are typically 30 to 40 percent of the amount recovered. This may sound like a lot; however, it is important to note that on average attorneys generally get settlements for their clients that are significantly more than they can recover on their own.

Bear in mind that to get the best settlement for you and your family, you will want to retain a lawyer who has a history of positive outcomes with Wisconsin wrongful death lawsuits. Take advantage of free consultations to find the attorney who is right for you.

If you have additional questions about Wisconsin wrongful death claims or contingency fees, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.