Nothing is more tragic than losing a loved one in a fatal accident. A family very often has no time to say goodbye, and the grief can be overwhelming. When a family member has passed away, it may be difficult to think of the legal ramifications when so many other tasks and worries must be addressed. However, it is crucial to assert your legal rights. At The Previant Law Firm, S.C., we understand the difficulties you face following the wrongful death of your loved one. We offer both emotional support and dedicated legal representation during these tumultuous times.
To discuss your case and your legal rights, call our Milwaukee wrongful death attorneys at (414) 240-1185.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death occurs when a person’s passing is caused by the negligent or wrongful act or inaction of another. This can result from any number of causes, including:
- Driving carelessly or under the influence
- Negligent medical care
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Nursing home abuse
- Malfunctioning machinery
- Birth injuries
- Unsupervised fires
- Negligent child care
- Defective products
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Immediate family members may be entitled to monetary damages following the fatal accident of their loved one. The most common beneficiaries are surviving spouses, children, and parents.
Our Milwaukee wrongful death lawyers can build a case by proving:
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of child care
- Loss of emotional support and guidance
- Loss of household assistance
- Loss of general companionship
A competent attorney can walk you through the steps to make your case during this fragile time for your family. At The Previant Law Firm, S.C., we have represented clients across Wisconsin for over 100 years, and our wrongful death attorneys are ready to fight in the name of your loved one.
Types of Recoverable Damages
Beneficiaries are entitled to recover money for both economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death suit. Economic damages include the financial contributions the victim would have made had he or she survived. It also includes funeral services and burial costs. Non-economic damages include loss of love, society, companionship, comfort, affection, solace, or moral support. If your loved one passed away because of someone else’s negligence, our Milwaukee wrongful death lawyers want to work with you to hold the guilty party accountable for leaving a hole in your life.
Contact our firm today at (414) 240-1185 to arrange your free consultation.