Dodge County Wrongful Death Lawyer Near Beaver Dam
If someone dies as the result of a negligent or intentional act, the family has the right to file a wrongful death claim. In addition to bringing closure to the immediate family, this type of lawsuit can provide the necessary financial compensation in the wake of a tragic accident. Attorney Pretto has represented the families of too many individuals who have been killed due to the negligence or intentional acts in situations involving motor vehicle accidents, recreational vehicles, farm equipment, road rage events and firearms.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Wisconsin, a surviving spouse, child, parent, legal guardian, or personal representative of an estate may file a wrongful death claim. Any one of these individuals can file a claim, but our state has clear rules on who will benefit from the resulting compensation. If an individual dies as a direct result of injuries he or she sustained as the result of an intentional or negligent act or omission, the family may file this type of claim even if the victim did not die immediately from the event. Wrongful death claims arise most commonly from auto and truck accidents, boating accidents, workplace or farm accidents, firearm accidents and criminal activities. Compensation can be pursued for current and future losses associated with your loved one’s death, including:
- Expenses associated with the funeral, burial, and grave maintenance;
- Medical bills associated with the incident injury prior to death;
- Loss of income and support;
- Loss of inheritance; and
- Damages for the emotional loss suffered by the survivor(s).
Concern and uncertainty over “what to do” following the unexpected loss of a family member can only increase anxiety and we recommend that family members contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible after a loved one’s preventable death. Our empathetic attorneys will walk you through the legal process so you can focus on what truly matters during this time of tragedy. Contact Attorney Pretto by calling Gergen, Gergen and Pretto at (920) 887-0371 and let him help you through the process of obtaining closure, justice and financial compensation after your loved one’s preventable death.