Wrongful Death

National Wrongful Death Lawyer

Navigating Wrongful Death Cases with Compassion and Expertise

When a loved one passes away due to the negligence, recklessness, or criminal actions of another, surviving family members and persons of interest may be able to seek compensation and solace through a wrongful death lawsuit. At Casey Law Offices, our entire team is committed to being the legal representation and moral support families need when taking on such a complex case.

Not only do we want to find justice for your lost loved one, but we also want to give you the ability and opportunity to overcome any grief you may be experiencing. At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we specialize in a wide variety of personal injury claims. Our dedicated attorney, John P. Casey, is ready to assist you with your case.

Call Casey Law Offices, S.C. today at (414) 272-5564 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our national wrongful death attorney!

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Essential Elements for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

To file a claim, the following elements must be present. A valid wrongful death claim must be able to show that:

  • A death resulted from the accident
  • The fatal accident was caused by the negligence of another individual or company, or the liable party did not act in a reasonable manner
  • The surviving family members are suffering losses due to the death
  • The deceased person's estate must have a personal representative appointed

We encourage you to speak with an attorney to learn more about filing a claim, what evidence is required, and how to handle claims with insurers. We are always here as a resource to help surviving families get through this difficult time.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Wisconsin?

Simply knowing the deceased is not enough grounds for filing a wrongful death claim. Wisconsin will only allow certain interested and related parties to file the claim within three years of the decedent’s passing.

The people who can file a wrongful death claim are:

  • Representative of the decedent’s estate
  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Child
  • Parent or guardian

Once one party decides to file a wrongful death claim, other parties are typically barred from doing so. Therefore, it is often suggested that all parties who could file a claim work together with a single personal injury attorney.

If a wrongful death claim is the court rewards successful and monetary compensation, any dependents to the decedent will be given a portion of the verdict amount, up to 50%, even if they did not file the lawsuit or participate in it.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in Wrongful Death Cases?

In a wrongful death claim, you will typically pursue damages unique to that type of case. Talk to your personal injury lawyer to fully understand what you can win. While our injury attorney understands that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, it can help you feel more confident in your future’s stability and find some closure.

You may be able to receive monetary compensation for:

  • Final medical expenses and bills
  • Cost for funeral and burial expenses
  • Decedent's lost income
  • Loss of companionship

Understanding Compensation Limits and Legal Options in Wisconsin Wrongful Death Cases

In terms of lost companionship, a surviving loved one may seek up to $350,000 for an adult decedent and $500,000 for a minor who passes away on noneconomic damages.

These values are stated in the law as part of the state's tort reform, which limits the non-quantifiable damages that can be recovered, such as pain and suffering.

Additionally, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can cite pain and suffering in a survivorship claim; such claims are not limited by any Wisconsin statutes. If criminal wrongdoing was involved in the decedent’s death, a wrongful death claim can also seek punitive damages, but this often requires the accused to be convicted first.

Contact Our National Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Out of all the legal troubles you can encounter in your life, few, if any at all, will be more stressful and urgent than a wrongful death case. You should not gamble your success with such an important claim by attempting to pursue justice and compensation alone.

Get our personal injury lawyer on your side, and feel assured that your case is handled by a professional with more than two decades of experience. Whether your loved one was killed in a fatal car accident, a negligent truck driver, or another reckless party, we want to hear from you. 

Contact Casey Law Offices, S.C. today to schedule a meeting with our national wrongful death lawyer!

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