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My wife died in a car crash caused by a drugged driver. What should I know about filing a wrongful death lawsuit?

When a spouse is taken from you because a driver got behind the wheel of a car drugged or drunk, that person needs to be held accountable for his or her negligent actions. After all, his or her reckless behavior is what led to your wife’s death.

People who are arrested for driving under the influence in Wisconsin typically receive penalties such as a driver’s license suspension, fines, and possible jail time. However, the criminal justice system does not generally compensate the victim’s family for the losses that they truly deserve. This is why you would want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin.

Although the person responsible for your wife’s death will be punished according to the law, he or she should also be held liable for the damages you suffered. This means that you should be compensated for loss of companionship, loss of services, loss of love, loss of future income, and more. This is what a wrongful death lawsuit is designed to compensate you for.

One thing that is very important in a wrongful death suit: You don’t want to wait too long to bring the claim against the responsible party, as there is a statute of limitations that could expire. If too much time passes, you may be barred from brining a wrongful death suit for your loved one’s death.

To find out more about bringing a wrongful death claim against the reckless driver who caused your pain, call an experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyer at Hupy & Abraham toll-free at (800) 800-5678 for a free consultation today.