Wisconsin Wrongful Death Lawyers

Mahony Law Represents Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones in Accidents Caused by Others.

A loved one’s death is always difficult to face – but it’s even more traumatic when it’s the result of negligence or recklessness. Our wrongful death law firm compassionately supports these victims while holding all at-fault parties accountable for the grief and damages they cause.

Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths

The state of Wisconsin law defines a “wrongful death" as one caused by another party’s “wrongful act, neglect or default.” Often, these deaths occur due to:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Medication administration errors
  • Car and trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boat and ATV accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Defective products
  • Slip and falls

File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit to Seek Just Compensation

You and your loved ones have already been through enough pain. You shouldn’t have to face the economic and emotional consequences of a wrongful death alone.

Our wrongful death attorneys will help you obtain rightful compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Grief, sorrow, and mental anguish
  • Lost wages, benefits, or pensions
  • Loss of love and companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of services or income
  • Pain and suffering

How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in Wisconsin

When a wrongful death occurs in Wisconsin, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate has the right to file a lawsuit. Typically, these claims are filed by the deceased person’s spouse, child, parent, or dependent.

The state’s statute of limitations is three years, although this timeline can vary based on the circumstances of the injury, including auto accidents, which reduce the deadline to two years.

To understand if you can still have a claim, speak with our wrongful death lawyers. We’ll help you navigate the complicated intricacies of state and federal laws.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Why Should You Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Emotional Support

After losing a loved one, the last thing you want to do is spend hours interpreting legal documents and medical records. You focus on grieving and healing – our personal injury wrongful death team will handle the rest.

Financial Hardships

As a dependent or family member of the deceased person, you may face monetary damages. If you’ve incurred medical bills, funeral expenses, and other financial burdens, let us help you seek fair compensation for those losses.

Complicated Laws

Pursuing legal justice for a wrongful death is complicated. Our experienced attorneys will walk you through the entire legal process. With us in your corner, you’ll never miss a deadline or important detail.

Why Hire Mahony Law?

We leave no stone unturned as we tackle personal injury cases. Not only will our attorneys tactfully and compassionately handle your case, but we’ll also work to secure the maximum level of compensation.

Each of our lawyers takes great pride in their work. Our legal team won’t be satisfied with your case’s outcome until we’ve secured the justice you deserve. We aren’t afraid to fight – even if we have to go up against big corporations or insurance companies.

Start the Path to Earning Justice

Getting in touch with our experienced personal injury attorneys is the most important step in the process. Call today for a free consultation.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Deaths

    In most cases, Wisconsin has a three-year statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim; there are circumstances, like auto accidents, which can reduce the statute to two years. If you fail to take legal action within the correct timeframe, you lose your right to seek compensation from the at-fault party.

    In Wisconsin, wrongful death settlement distributions go to the beneficiaries of the lawsuit in order of their relationship to (and dependence on) the deceased. The surviving spouse or domestic partner is typically recognized as the primary beneficiary.

    While some wrongful death lawsuits may settle quickly – even in a matter of months – others can take years to resolve. The timeline depends on a variety of factors, including the complexity of the case and insurance negotiations.

    In order to file a successful wrongful death claim, you’ll need to be able to prove that the death was caused by negligence and/or a breach of duty by the Defendant(s). You’ll also need to demonstrate what caused the death and how it impacted your life (both financially and emotionally).

    Wrongful death lawsuit outcomes rely heavily on proof. The prosecuting attorneys must be able to prove the case before a jury. If you have evidence and testimony supporting your claim, you likely have a strong case on your hands.

    Our wrongful death attorneys in Kenosha will thoroughly investigate your claim and determine how to develop a winning strategy. We have decades of experience, and we’ll use it to win your claim.