Wrongful Death

Janesville Wrongful Death Law Firm

More Than 25 Years of Experience

If you have lost your loved one in a fatal accident, you are probably not thinking about a lawsuit. But, the financial repercussions of your loss can compound an already devastating tragedy. A wrongful death lawsuit can help your family recover crucial financial damages.

Janesville wrongful death attorney Steve Caya heads an established law firm with 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the law. He is committed to serving justice and to holding negligent people and corporations responsible for their actions.

Our firm can help you recover damages in a claim involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Motorcycle wrecks
  • Premises liability cases
  • Dog / animal bites
  • Fatal catastrophic injuries

Is There a Time Limit on Wrongful Death Claims in Wisconsin?

There is a three-year statute of limitations in Wisconsin on wrongful death claims. You must file the claim within three years from the date of the accident or you forfeit your right to recover damages. However, as an experienced attorney, Steve Caya encourages you to consider your legal options well before the deadline. By securing legal help early, you can ensure that all elements of your claim are handled appropriately.

Is Wrongful Death Compensation Capped in Wisconsin?

No amount of monetary compensation will ever replace your loss. Our goal is to recover compensation for the loss of your loved one to help your family adjust to your new circumstances. In Wisconsin, there is a cap on wrongful death claims. For example, if your spouse dies in a motorcycle accident, the maximum you can recover is $350,000 dollars. This amount excludes such damages as pain and suffering, future loss of earnings and medical expenses prior to the death.

What Types of Wrongful Death Damages Should My Family Pursue?

Every case is different and the types of damages you pursue depend on the facts of your individual claim. Our Janesville law firm may recommend you take legal action against the parties responsible for your loved one’s death to recover the following types of compensation:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills of your injured loved one
  • Lost future income
  • Loss of benefits, such as health care, Social Security and veterans’ benefits
  • Loss of services, including childcare, home maintenance, security and accounting
  • Loss of love, companionship, guidance, advice and support
  • Pain and suffering

Do I Need an Attorney?

Wrongful death claims are complex and emotionally exhausting. It is wise to obtain help from a lawyer who has extensive experience handling wrongful death claims. Should you attempt to resolve the claim without an attorney, evidence could be lost, insurance companies could act in bad faith and you could encounter many problems. At your free initial consultation, we thoroughly assess your case. If you do not require an attorney, we will tell you so.

Learn How We Can Help Your Family

The needless death of a loved one is a tragedy that no amount of money can repair. The objective of our Janesville wrongful death law firm is to recover compensation that supports your family through the difficult aftermath of your loss.

Call Steve Caya at 608-531-6252 or toll free: 1-800-754-8110.  You can also contact us online to schedule your free case assessment. We provide evening, weekend and off-site appointments.


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  • 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 10 Best in client satisfaction by The American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyer in Wisconsin as selected by The American Society of Legal Advocates;
  • Top 100 lawyer in Wisconsin as selected by The National Trial Lawyer’s Association;
  • Named in Best Attorneys of America;
  • Named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer's Magazine.
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