7 Things You Must Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Wisconsin


200,000+ people die in the U.S. every year from unintentional injuries. Wisconsin families may be entitled to compensation under wrongful death laws. Let’s discuss.

Are You Eligible to Sue for Wrongful Death?

Only the following relatives are eligible to sue for wrongful death: - A surviving spouse - Domestic partner - Child - Parent Guardian - Sibling (in some cases)

Wisconsin Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death

- There is a three-year statute of    limitations to file a wrongful death    case in Wisconsin. - Motor vehicle accidents have a two-    year statute of limitations.

Damages to Sue for in Wrongful Death Cases

Families may pursue three categories of damages: - Special (medical costs, funeral    expenses, etc.) - General (pain & suffering, etc.) - Punitive (if at-fault party acted    recklessly)

Who You Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

Common liable parties for wrongful death include: - Hospitals - Doctors - Nursing homes - Airlines - Daycare/childcare workers - Manufacturers/distributors - Workplaces

What is the Average Wrongful Death Settlement in Wisconsin?

Wrongful death settlements can vary greatly. Depending on the circumstances, settlements can reach $1 million or more.

Average Time to Complete Wrongful Death Cases

On average, wrongful death cases are resolved in one to three years. However, there are many factors that can shorten or lengthen the timeline.

How to Start the Wrongful Death Lawsuit Process in Wisconsin

- Hire a wrongful death attorney - Determine a fair compensation    amount - File a lawsuit - Negotiate for a settlement with the at-    fault party

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