There are few things more difficult than losing a loved one, especially due to an unforeseen accident caused by the wrongful act of another. The attorneys at Levine Lyon & Eisberner LLC understand this and want to help.
A wrongful death claim is not a criminal case and is not treated as such. In a wrongful death case, the estate or the family of a loved one who has passed files a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the person or company that is believed to be responsible for the death. Those responsible may include: the driver of an automobile accident, the designer of a faulty bridge, the installer of a defective brake pad, or the person who sold, served, or gave alcohol to the impaired driver.
Wisconsin rules govern who may and may not file a wrongful death claim. Only the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate or the surviving spouse, child, parent, or guardian of the deceased person may file suit.
Damages that can be claimed include monetary compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages and income of the deceased person, loss of society and companionship, and survivorship claims.
While no amount of money can replace the loss that you have endured, the financial concerns that you now have are very real. Lost wages, funeral expenses, and medical bills pile up, making your suffering even more painful.
A wrongful death recovery can be complicated to pursue on your own, which is why Levine Lyon & Eisberner LLC is here to help. Our attorneys will help guide you through the process, making it easier to receive the compensation you deserve.