$350,000 wrongful death settlement + $250,000 for minors
Steve Caya secures statutory maximum in wrongful death case
In a tragic case, Steve represented the minor children of a woman who was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Wisconsin.
The accident was the result of a government employee crossing the centerline and striking the vehicle of the deceased head-on. Initially, the government denied any responsibility, claiming the accident was due to an unforeseen medical issue suffered by their employee, thereby absolving him of any responsibility.
After filing a lawsuit and conducting an intensive investigation of the incident, Steve was ultimately able to convince the government their defense was meritless, and the claim resolved for the statutory maximum of $350,000 for the wrongful death along with an additional $250,000 for the future care needs of the minor children, including college tuition.
See more examples of wrongful death settlements won by Steve Caya.
Suing the government can be challenging
Special rules apply when an injury or wrongful death claim involves a government agency or employee, as in this case. Learn more about cases involving lawsuits against local or state government.
If you've experienced a tragedy recently, here’s how to take action.
You can't put a dollar amount on a lost loved one, but if you've recently lost someone in a preventable accident, seeking financial compensation can help ease the burden of medical bills and other expenses associated with your loss.
Here's everything you need to know if you're thinking about filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin.
- Under what circumstances can I sue for a wrongful death in Wisconsin?
- How long after death can I file a wrongful death suit in Wisconsin?
- Is there a damages cap on wrongful death claims in Wisconsin?
- Who can I sue for punitive damages?
- How long does it take to settle a wrongful death lawsuit?
- A life is priceless; there is no accurate calculator for a wrongful death lawsuit
Before filing a lawsuit there's a few things you should know.
Wisconsin operates under a shared fault law, meaning each person is held responsible for a portion of the liability in a car accident. If you weren't fully at fault for the crash, you are eligible to win compensation for your injuries in a settlement or lawsuit should it come to it. Here's a few more things you need to know about filing a car accident lawsuit in Wisconsin:
- Your car accident case matters - you can sue
- How to file a car accident lawsuit
- Statute of limitations on filing a car accident lawsuit
- How much time a car accident suit takes
- You can file yourself, but recommend legal counsel
- Examples of Wisconsin car accident settlements
The aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming, especially when the loss of a loved one has occurred. You don't have to go through it alone, and you don't have to accept the first offer (or refusal to pay).
Steve Caya has the experience, resources, and determination necessary to fully investigate accident causes and sources of liability. Learn about your options, starting with a free consultation. We'll gladly come to you anywhere in Wisconsin to discuss your case.