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Should You File a Wisconsin Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Weighing the Pros and Cons

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, friends and family members maybe pressuring you to file a Wisconsin wrongful death claim. Deciding whether or not to file a wrongful death claim after the loss of a loved one is a personal process. No one else can make this decision for you and your family.

In order to help you make this decision, our Green Bay personal injury lawyers present a list of the pros and cons of a potential lawsuit. Each family has different circumstances, but we hope this list will help you to make your decision.

Possible “Pros” of Filing a Wrongful Death Case

  • The ability to recover some or all of the expenses related to the death, including medical and funeral expense, and lost income. This can be important if the death has left your family struggling financially.
  • Holding the person responsible for the death accountable. In many cases, a wrongful death lawsuit is often the only avenue available to families who wish to seek legal accountability for a wrongful death.

Possible “Cons” of Filing a Wrongful Death Case

  • You will have to talk about the accident and about your loved one. This can be emotionally difficult. 
  • You may feel as if you are putting a price tag on your loss.

If you choose to file a Wisconsin wrongful death claim, it is your Green Bay personal injury attorney’s job to make the process go as smoothly as possible for you. You have suffered a terrible loss and are still grieving. The lawsuit process should not add to your burden.

If you would like to learn out more about filing a wrongful death case in Wisconsin and whether this is the right choice for you, we encourage you to call our experienced Wisconsin personal injury law firm at 800-800-5678. Ask to schedule a FREE no-obligation initial consultation.