Wrongful deaths are more common than many assume. Here’s everything you need to know about seeking fair compensation in Wisconsin.
A wrongful death case seeks to recover compensation if a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another party.
In Wisconsin, the following parties may pursue compensation in a wrongful death: · Surviving spouse · Domestic partner · Child · Parent · Guardian · Sibling (in some circumstances)
Special (economic) damages are tangible expenses, including: · Medical bills · Funeral expenses · Loss of an inheritance · Loss of financial contributions · Property damages
General (non-economic) damages are subjective, including: · Loss of companionship · Pain and suffering · Reduced quality of life
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.
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.
Read the full post to learn more about wrongful death cases – and the compensation you can recoup with the help of an experienced attorney.
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