$500,000 for family of man struck by motor vehicle while riding ATV
Steve Caya obtained a settlement of $500,000 for the family of a man who was seriously injured and who later died due to being struck by a motor vehicle while riding an ATV. The crash report prepared by the investigating officers blamed the ATV driver for the crash, alleging the ATV driver turned left in front of the motor vehicle and failed to yield the right of way. Steve Caya thoroughly investigated the crash and after performing an accident reconstruction, was able to persuade the insurer to resolve the claim for $500,000 on the eve of trial.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin
Losing a loved one is never easy, particularly when negligence is involved. Wisconsin Statutes section 895.03 specifies death by wrongful act as a death caused by neglect or default where "if death had not ensued" the deceased would've had the right to recover damages for personal injury. While recovering damages from a wrongful death act may not make you whole again, it is the first step toward establishing accountability. Here's what you need to know before starting the process:
- Who can sue for a wrongful death?
- What is the statute of limitations?
- Is there a damages cap on claims?
- How long will the lawsuit take?
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Steve Caya is a no-win, no-fee personal injury lawyer representing victims and families affected by car collisions and negligence throughout Wisconsin. Free case consultations are available in person, online or over the phone. Want to meet in person but aren't able to make it to our office in Janesville? We will happily come to you anywhere in Wisconsin.