Wrongful Death Damages You Can Claim in Wisconsin Wrongful Death Case


Wrongful deaths are more common than many assume. Here’s everything you need to know about seeking fair compensation in Wisconsin.

What is a Wrongful Death Case?

A wrongful death case seeks to recover compensation if a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another party.

Who Can Claim Damages for Wrongful Deaths?

In Wisconsin, the following parties may pursue compensation in a wrongful death: · Surviving spouse · Domestic partner · Child · Parent · Guardian · Sibling (in some circumstances)

Special Damages

Special (economic) damages are tangible expenses, including: · Medical bills · Funeral expenses · Loss of an inheritance · Loss of financial contributions · Property damages

General Damages

General (non-economic) damages are subjective, including: · Loss of companionship · Pain and suffering · Reduced quality of life

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages can be awarded if the at-fault party acted recklessly in causing the death. These are meant to punish the at-fault party for their role in the incident.

Why Do You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

A wrongful death lawyer works to uphold a family’s rights and negotiate a fair settlement. Trying to navigate a wrongful death case without an attorney almost always ends poorly.

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