As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may have little interest in thinking about the legal ramifications of your loved one’s death. Your focus is, rightly, on grieving and mourning the unexpected loss of someone whom you loved. Accordingly, our Milwaukee wrongful death lawyers created this easy-to-read and -understand guide to Wisconsin wrongful death law so that you can easily understand your rights.
What You Should Know About Wisconsin Wrongful Death Law
If you have lost a close family member in a Wisconsin accident then it is important to know that:
- You have two years to bring a civil wrongful death case if your loved one was killed intentionally (for example, if your loved one was murdered).
- You have three years to bring a civil wrongful death case if your loved one was killed negligently (for example, in a car accident).
- A wrongful death case may result in damages such as medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, loss of the value of household services, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, and other losses.
- Insurance companies are likely going to fight against your fair recovery.
- The majority of wrongful death cases are settled out of court by wrongful death lawyers.
- You are under no obligation to begin a wrongful death case when you call a lawyer for more information.
We hope that this information is helpful to you and understand that you may have other questions that need answering before you decide whether or not to pursue a wrongful death case.
Contact a Milwaukee Wrongful Death Attorney for More Information About Your Rights
Our experienced and empathetic Milwaukee wrongful death lawyers would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation during which we can explain your rights in more detail and answer your questions about bringing a Wisconsin wrongful death case. For more information, please call us today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800.