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Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin?

When a loved one dies due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another person, families have the option of pursuing a wrongful death claim. Whether or not you can pursue a claim will depend on the circumstances in your situation and your relationship to the deceased.

Who Can Pursue Damages in a Wisconsin Wrongful Death Case?

Although it may vary depending on your specific circumstances, the following people related to the deceased are generally able to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Parents
  • Spouses
  • Children and step-children
  • Other legal dependents

In order to successfully pursue damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, you and your Milwaukee lawyer must be able to prove that:

  • Your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongful behavior.
  • You suffered damages related to your loved one's wrongful death.

If you are ready to talk about a wrongful death claim, contact one of our experienced Wisconsin wrongful death attorneys today at 800-800-5678, or take the time to fill out our quick online contact form. A Milwaukee lawyer with Hupy and Abraham would be happy to meet with you in a completely free and confidential legal consultation to talk about your situation and options.

Our law firm has over 170 years of combined experience, and we are devoted to pursuing the best possible outcome for families who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Give us a call today, to speak with someone who can help.