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What Is the Wisconsin Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations? When you lose a spouse, parent, child, or another loved one, the furthest thing from your mind may be pursuing a legal case against the party responsible for your family member’s death. However, once you decide you should pursue a wrongful death claim in Wisconsin for your family’s financial future, you need to know how long you have to bring a claim and how long these cases generally take before a resolution is reached.

Because the statute of limitations in Wisconsin for a wrongful death case is three years, you need to pursue your claim before the time expires. While it rarely takes the full three years to reach a resolution, there should be no rush in these types of cases. Because Wisconsin wrongful death cases are very serious and life-changing, it is critical that these types of cases are thoroughly pursued so that you receive justice and just compensation.

To make sure your family is financially protected and that your wrongful death claim is being pursued in the right manner, contact the experienced and caring Milwaukee wrongful death lawyers at Hupy and Abraham for a free, no-obligation consultation at 800.800.5678 or contact us online at

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham