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I recently lost my spouse in an automobile accident. Can I file a Green Bay wrongful death lawsuit for compensation?

It is an unfortunate fact of travel on U.S. roadways today: every year a large number of people die due to automobile accidents. Many of these fatal accidents are due to a driver operating his vehicle in a negligent manner.

A wrongful death lawsuit is a lawsuit that is brought on by the family members or loved ones of someone who was killed due to negligence of another person. When a death is caused by an auto accident, there are often circumstances that warrant the victim’s loved ones filing a Green Bay wrongful death lawsuit.

A Green Bay wrongful death lawsuit may be brought forth if the accident was caused by a:

  • Negligent driver. Driving comes with a certain amount of responsibility. If a driver is driving in a manner that is negligent, and this misbehavior leads to the crash and death, there is a high probability that a wrongful death claim can be filed. The victim’s family must be able to prove the driver was behaving in a negligent manner.
  • Drunk or intoxicated driver. Drunk drivers are often the cause deadly car accidents. If the driver is proven to be intoxicated from alcohol or illegal substances, there are a good grounds for a wrongful death suit.
  • Automobile defect. There are instances when a faulty vehicle or part on a vehicle causes a crash. When these accidents lead to death, the manufacturer bears responsibility for the death of the victim. A wrongful death case can be filed against the company responsible.


Hupy and Abraham’s wrongful death attorneys in Green Bay have long experience in helping grieving families recover from the sudden loss of loved ones from automobile, motorcycle, and truck accidents in Wisconsin. Call us today at 800-800-5678 to schedule a confidential case review with a lawyer; we promise your circumstances will be handled with dignity and compassion. The initial consultation is absolutely FREE, and we never charge any legal fees unless we are able to secure a financial recovery for your family’s loss.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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