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My spouse was killed in a Milwaukee auto accident. Is there any reason not to file a Wisconsin wrongful death claim?

While losing a loved one to a car accident is wrong, not every fatal motor vehicle accident in Wisconsin qualifies as a wrongful death. However, if you believe that someone else’s negligence or recklessness contributed to your husband’s death case, it is a good idea to discuss your loss with an experienced Wisconsin wrongful death attorney. The wrongful death lawyer will be able to tell you if you and your family have a claim.

If your family’s loss was caused by a drunk, distracted, or reckless driver, there is a good chance that you will be able to recover damages for your husband’s medical expenses from the accident, his funeral expenses, any out-of-pocket expenses related to the loss, past and future lost income, and for your family’s pain and suffering. In some situations, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are economic awards that are designed to punish those who intentionally risk the lives of others.

No amount of money can replace your husband, but a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family survive the economic consequences of his sudden death. The lawsuit can also help you obtain a sense of accountability for your loss. Many families find that a wrongful death lawsuit helps them as much emotionally as financially.

For more information, please call our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers today at 800-800-5678 and ask to schedule a free legal consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham