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.
Only the following relatives are eligible to sue for wrongful death: - A surviving spouse - Domestic partner - Child - Parent Guardian - Sibling (in some cases)
- 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.
Families may pursue three categories of damages: - Special (medical costs, funeral expenses, etc.) - General (pain & suffering, etc.) - Punitive (if at-fault party acted recklessly)
Common liable parties for wrongful death include: - Hospitals - Doctors - Nursing homes - Airlines - Daycare/childcare workers - Manufacturers/distributors - Workplaces
Wrongful death settlements can vary greatly. Depending on the circumstances, settlements can reach $1 million or more.
On average, wrongful death cases are resolved in one to three years. However, there are many factors that can shorten or lengthen the timeline.
- Hire a wrongful death attorney - Determine a fair compensation amount - File a lawsuit - Negotiate for a settlement with the at- fault party
Most people are facing the wrongful death process for the first time. Read the full post to learn about your options!
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