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Wrongful Death

Q: What constitutes a wrongful death case in Wisconsin?

A: A wrongful death case arises when someone’s death is caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. This can include fatal accidents, medical malpractice, or other instances where negligence leads to a person’s demise.

Q: Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Wisconsin?

A: Eligible claimants typically include surviving family members, such as spouses, children, domestic partners, siblings, and lineal heirs. These individuals may have the right to seek compensation for their losses resulting from the wrongful death of their loved one.

Q: What types of damages can be sought in a wrongful death case?

A: Damages in a wrongful death case can cover a range of losses, including medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, loss of financial support, loss of inheritance, and emotional damages such as pain and suffering.

Q: Are there caps on damages in Wisconsin wrongful death cases?

A: Yes, Wisconsin places caps or limits on noneconomic damages in wrongful death cases. For example, under § 895.04, additional damages cannot exceed $500,000 for minors and $350,000 for adults.

Q: How can a Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer assist me in seeking compensation?

A: A Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer can guide you through the legal process, help you identify liable parties, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court if necessary.

Q: How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in Wisconsin?

A: In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is generally three years from the date of the individual’s death. It’s important to consult a lawyer promptly to ensure you meet all necessary deadlines.

Q: What is the process for initiating a wrongful death lawsuit?

A: The process typically involves gathering evidence, identifying liable parties, filing a lawsuit, conducting discovery, negotiating settlements, and, if needed, proceeding to trial. An experienced lawyer can navigate these steps on your behalf.

Q: How can expert testimony benefit my wrongful death case?

A: Expert testimony from medical professionals, economists, and other specialists can provide valuable evidence to support your claim, demonstrating the extent of financial and emotional damages caused by the wrongful death.

Q: What role does the personal representative of the deceased play in a wrongful death claim?

A: The personal representative acts on behalf of the deceased’s estate and can file a wrongful death claim. They are responsible for managing the legal proceedings and distributing any damages awarded.

Q: How do I schedule a consultation with Dahlberg Law Group to discuss my case?

A: To schedule a consultation with Dahlberg Law Group, simply contact our office by phone or through our website. Our compassionate team of attorneys is ready to listen to your situation and provide guidance on your potential wrongful death claim.

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