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Who can I sue for wrongful death?

You can file a wrongful death claim against any individual or organization who caused someone's death through negligence. Common defendants in wrongful death lawsuits include at-fault drivers in fatal motor vehicle accidents, doctors & hospitals, assisted living & nursing homes, pilots & airlines, and daycares & childcare workers.

Win maximum compensation for loved ones after fatal accidents

Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy. If their death was caused by someone else's wrongdoing or negligence, coping can be even more difficult. Those responsible can, and should, be legally compelled to make restitution. Compensation for the loss of future income from a spouse or parent, loss of companionship, medical expenses, and funeral costs can all form the basis of a wrongful death claim. We understand no amount of money will stop the pain or reconcile a loved one's death, but we can help you start rebuilding your life again.   

Using an extensive network of resources, our Milwaukee wrongful death lawyers will perform a thorough investigation of the unique circumstances in your case. All you need to do is provide as much information about the incident & the deceased as possible. We do the rest. While other Milwaukee personal injury law firms rush through your suffering to win the bare minimum and move on to the next case, we pride ourselves on working alongside you for however long it takes to win the most money in your wrongful death settlement. There is no cost or legal fees until after we win your case.

Warshafsky personal injury lawyers in Milwaukee will fight for the highest settlement amount for your family in any of the following cases:

Forms of damages and factors to consider

Consult a qualified wrongful death attorney with extensive trial experience to calculate the exact amount of damages you and your family deserve.

Factors to consider:

  • Yearly salary used by deceased to support the family
  • Any medical expenses acquired before death
  • Funeral expenses for deceased

If you’ve lost a loved one, there are other factors to consider beyond just monetary losses. That includes the loss of consortium, one type of general damage which factors in the loss of everything money can’t buy. No one can put a dollar amount on the love and experiences you will lose when your family member dies. You deserve to be compensated for your non-economic losses in any way you can.

Other forms of general damages:

  • Shock & mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Damage to reputation

When general damages are argued in court, your personal relationship with the deceased will be discussed in great detail and kept on public record. Our legal team will prepare you for these potentially difficult discussions with professionalism and understanding. If you need more information on how your loved one died before considering a lawsuit, contact certified Milwaukee private investigator attorneys to get more information about the circumstances of their death. If a loved one died after exposure to asbestos, our Mesothelioma attorneys have earned victims generous financial compensation. 

Criminal court vs. Civil lawsuit

It’s much harder to prove someone is guilty in a criminal case than in a civil lawsuit because the jury needs to decide the defendant is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” That means the jury needs to unanimously agree that the defendant is 100% guilty. In a civil lawsuit, liability only needs to be over 50% likely. Even if the person responsible for your loved one’s death is found not guilty in criminal court, it does not affect a wrongful death civil lawsuit. Punishments in criminal court are usually jail time, while punishments in civil court are monetary.

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Who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of someone?

Those who can file a wrongful death claim include a representative of the deceased's estate, a spouse, a domestic partner, the deceased's children, the deceased's parents, and a legal guardian of the deceased.

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?

According to Wisconsin Statue $893.54, you have 3 years to sue for a wrongful death. If the cause of death was an accident involving a motor vehicle, you only have 2 years to file a lawsuit. In order for your case to be valid, you must file your claim within the allotted time frame.

How much can I sue someone for a wrongful death claim?

In Wisconsin, there is no limit on special damages in wrongful death cases. Representatives of the deceased can make a Wisconsin wrongful death statutory claim to seek damages for associated financial loss. Pecuniary damages may also be compensated for (medical expenses, lost financial contributions/inheritance, funeral expenses). There IS a cap on damages for loss of society and companionship, as this is more difficult to quantify - Max. $500,000 per deceased minor, Max. $350,000 per deceased adult.

What is the average wrongful death settlement in Wisconsin?

Settlements in wrongful death cases have high variance. The settlement amount depends on the unique details of each case. It's common for wrongful death settlements to reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. Though, some cases are less. Other settlements exceed $1,000,000. Consult a Milwaukee wrongful death attorney for an accurate estimate of how much you can expect to receive from your settlement.

Who pays wrongful death settlements?

It is most common for the insurance company providing liability insurance to the person found guilty to pay the settlement. If the settlement exceeds the insurance policy's coverage, or the guilty party is uninsured, they are responsible for paying the settlement amount or jury award. Damages awarded in a wrongful death claim must also include interest calculated from the date of the victim's death.

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