Wisconsin Wrongful Death Attorney
Holding negligent parties accountable & helping families recover
Your life just took an unexpected turn. After you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal accident, the emotional wounds can feel too heavy for you to bear. The financial repercussions of your loss can compound an already devastating tragedy. A wrongful death lawsuit can help your family recover crucial financial damages.
Wrongful death lawsuits are complex and emotionally exhausting. You need help from a compassionate personal injury attorney with extensive experience handling wrongful death claims. Steve Caya will help you collect the fair and honest compensation that you deserve following a tragic accident. He will fight the insurance companies for you and seek out the resources needed to win the case. Contact our law firm for a free consultation today!
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Wrongful death settlements
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Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?
Wrongful death statutes allow a representative of the estate of a deceased person to file a civil lawsuit against the person or entity (such as a company) who caused the death of another, through negligence or intentional action.
In Wisconsin, the following individuals can file a wrongful death claim:
- A personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate
- A surviving spouse or domestic partner
- A parent, guardian, or child of the deceased
- Any person entitled to recoverable damages
Wisconsin law puts a time limit on your right to file a lawsuit after an accident. Important evidence can slip away while you waste time debating whether to contact an attorney. Anyone with a wrongful death case must seek legal help as soon as possible to ensure your personal injury claim is handled appropriately and before time runs out.
Tragedy has struck and you need to make a claim. Here’s how to take action.
There’s no going back to the way it used to be. But the least you can do is take action and get financial compensation for the pain and suffering experienced by yourself, your family and everyone else touched by a lost loved one.
If you're about to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin, here's everything you need to know:
- Who can sue for a wrongful death in Wisconsin?
- What is the statute of limitations on a wrongful death case in Wisconsin?
- Is there a damages limit on wrongful death claims in Wisconsin?
- Is it possible to sue for punitive damages?
- What’s the average settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin?
- How long will it take to settle a wrongful death lawsuit?
- Every wrongful death settlement is different
Wrongful death damages & types of compensation
Every wrongful death 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 to recover the following types of compensation:
- Funeral & burial expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to the death of your loved one
- Future income/lost prospect of inheritance
- Healthcare, Social Security, & veterans’ benefits
- Childcare, home maintenance, security, & accounting
No amount of monetary compensation will ever replace your loss. Our goal is to recover compensation to help your family adjust to the new circumstances.
Protect your financial future: contact Steve Caya for a free consultation.
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If someone dies because of the negligence of another person, the survivors of the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Winning this means proving the accident was the defendant's fault and that they violated their duty of care. In these cases, it is best to contact a proven trial lawyer to represent you and your family.
According to Wisconsin Statute § 895.04(1), a representative of the individual’s estate or surviving spouse, partner, guardian, child or any person entitled to recover damages can file for wrongful death. If lawsuits are filed by multiple people for a single incident, they will be consolidated into one case. Learn more about getting the compensation you deserve today.
There is no true average wrongful death settlement. Wrongful death case settlements and verdicts vary wildly, from a few hundred thousand to tens of millions of dollars. The amount of compensation you can receive depends on the circumstances unique to your case. However, the largest factor is the quality of your legal representation.
An experienced trial lawyer will be able to prove that the defendant was negligent and violated their duty of care. Proving they violated their duty of care means proving that the defendant acted recklessly and failed to show the duty of care that an ordinary person would have exercised in the same circumstances, directly leading to the death of your family member. Contact an experienced and renowned trial attorney to discuss your case today.