It’s important to understand the legal foundation for your wrongful death claim

The ball is in your court. Even though it was someone else’s negligent or intentional actions that took the life of your loved one, it is up to you to hold that person accountable and to secure a recovery.

Your time to pursue a wrongful death claim is limited by law and there are exact steps that you need to take to make sure that your rights are protected. However, you don’t need to take these steps alone. Instead, an experienced Wisconsin wrongful death lawyer can help you get the recovery that you deserve.

Even before you contact an attorney, however, you can begin protecting your rights by understanding three important tips.

Here’s What You Need to Know

As soon as you can, it is important to understand…

  • The Wisconsin wrongful death statute. Chapter 895 of the Wisconsin Statutes lays out some of the basic rules applicable to wrongful death claims.
  • How to deal with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters want to pay you as little as possible for your loved one’s death, but if you know how to deal with insurance adjusters effectively then you may be treated fairly.
  • How to build a strong case. This involves preserving evidence concerning what happened, why the facts of the case make the defendant(s) negligent and the value of your damages.

Additionally, it is important to understand that you never have to be alone during this process. You have the right to work closely with a wrongful death attorney who will make sure that your rights are protected and who will fight hard for your fair recovery.

Make a Free Consultation Your First Step in the Recovery Process

An experienced wrongful death lawyer in one of our conveniently located Wisconsin offices would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation. We can discuss how to protect your rights, how to get a fair recovery, and tips for making your claim smoother. To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, please call us any time or start a live chat with us at your convenience.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.