Wrongful death claims in Wisconsin
The worst thing imaginable has happened, you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another. During such trying times, it is important that you obtain the best possible information and advice possible. Our firm has been helping individuals and families through these terrible situations for over 40 years. Our attorenys at Atterbury, Kammer & Haag have had tremendous success representing families who have lost loved ones due to traffic accidents, farm and work place accidents, boating accidents and from many other unfortunate circumstances.
Who can bring a claim under Wisconsin's wrongful death statute?
A wrongful death claim in Wisconsin can be filed by anyone who has a legal right to do so under the Wisconsin wrongful death statute and that includes the spouse of the decedent, any dependent children of the deceased, parents of the deceased or adult children of the decedent. Included in this group is also the adminstrator or executor of the estate of the deceased person.
What kinds of damages can be recovered in a wrongful death claim?
Under our statute here in Wisconsin, damages are awarded for the present value of probable contributions which the deceased would have made to the survivors had the deceased lived, and for the pecuniary value of the services the decedent would have rendered to the survivors. In plain English, this usually means the amount of money the deceased would have earned and contributed to survivors. For minors, this includes the value of a parents training, guidance, nurture and education. Further, recovery is allowed for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and the amount of the probable inheritance the deceased would have left to the survivors, by either will or intestate succession, had the decedent lived out his normal life span.
The difference that an experienced team of Wisconsin wrongful death attorneys makes
Our team approach ensures that you have the most effective and experienced attorney for the job working on each aspect of your wrongful death case, and that multiple legal professionals will review each of the various facets of your case. After the evidence of your case is collected, our specialized team will work to successfully communicate that evidence to jurors clearly using the latest technology.
Tell us about the tradegy that has resulted in a loved one being taken away
Forget lawyerly personal injury phrases like "no-obligation consultation." We want to sit down and listen to your story. Together, we can frankly discuss your options and form a plan that guides your through an optimal course of action. In a matter of seconds, your life was turned upside-down because of the negligence of someone else. Although these is nothing we can do to reserve what has happened to you, we can fight for your justice, your fair compensation, and a better future.
Don't continue to suffer from the many serious emotional, and financial consequences of someone else's mistake - call us today at (800) 817-3729 to talk to one of our experienced car accident attorneys or fill out the short contact form to the right of this page.
Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., has offices in Madison and serves clients throughout the state of Wisconsin.