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With the loss of a loved one from a fatal accident, it is an understandably stressful and traumatic situation.  Picking up the pieces and finding a new, “normal” without them is a testament of strength and courage; our sympathy cannot be fully expressed.  We understand that there is no compensation that can make up for the accidental death of a family member.  If there’s one thing that we can truly do for you in this time of sadness, it is to say that we can fight for justice against the party or parties responsible for their death.  Your family needs psychological closure as well as compensation for financial losses.

Our personal injury attorneys understand. You can trust us to do our best for you, your family and the memory of your loved one.

  • What caused the wrongful death? Our investigators and attorneys are aware that shining light on the facts can offer some level of closure to the family over the loss of a loved one. Was a drowning accident caused by noncompliance with swimming pool regulations? Was a car accident the result of a drunk driver's recklessness? Did a fatal truck accident happen because of driver fatigue or poor maintenance? Was a motorcycle accident caused by an inattentive driver?
  • What compensation is available by law? If your loved one incurred medical expenses because of the accident, or if there was conscious pain and suffering prior to death, a wrongful death claim can secure compensation for those damages, as well as funeral expenses. In addition, a minor child and a spouse can be compensated for loss of society and companionship as well as loss of earnings and support.
  • Our law firm works to increase compensation. Insurance companies and others have pushed for laws that put arbitrary and low caps on the amount of compensation available in a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal injury lawyers at Action Law Offices have worked with Wisconsin legislators to help them understand the needs of family members who are suffering the loss of a loved one because of a wrongful death.

What is wrongful death lawsuit?

A claim of wrongful death applies when there is a loss of life due to the negligence, wrongful acts, recklessness or deliberate behavior of someone else. Although a deceased person can no longer bring a personal injury claim, surviving family members can, in the form of a wrongful death civil suit; seeking damages against the responsible party or parties.  Pursuing a wrongful death suit is not an easy conversation to have, but may be appropriate if your loved one has died for any of the reasons stated here which involve misconduct, irresponsibility, or neglect.

Each state has its own laws governing wrongful death claims.  The lawyers at Action Law Offices are familiar with wrongful death claims and Wisconsin laws. By simply requesting a free case evaluation, an attorney will listen to the details of your case and answer some common questions that you may have such as:

“Who may put forth a wrongful death claim?”

“Is a wrongful death claim a criminal case?”

“What constitutes wrongful death?”

“What time limits apply to wrongful death cases?”

“What damages may be recovered in a wrongful death civil suit?”

“Can companies or entities be held liable for wrongful death?”

We work closely and compassionately with families throughout southeastern Wisconsin to help them understand how the accident happened, clearly understand their legal rights, and to obtain compensation for financial losses as they try to move on without a loved one.  The sudden death of a loved one is difficult for survivors to understand or accept. When such a death results from negligence that could have been prevented, devastated survivors may begin to comprehend how and why this could have happened by pursuing a wrongful death action.  We are affordable, and we win cases.  We work on a contingency basis, so there are NO fee unless we succeed on your behalf.

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Before Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer, You Should Know:

The insurance adjustor is on the insurance company’s side, not yours.

Some are aggressive and try to scare people into not making a claim or into accepting very little compensation. Other adjustors seem kind and helpful — and then use your own words to deny your claim. The bottom line: the less the insurance company has to pay out, the more incentive the adjustor has.

We will investigate to establish liability and damages.

Our law firm has extensive resources to investigate an accident and assess who was at fault, regardless of the accident type. We work with a range of investigators and experts whose expertise provides crucial information for our determination of a fair settlement value.

Our attorneys can explain your coverage and your rights.

If you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, your insurance company may fail to tell you about your rights under your own policy. We can also help you understand your medical coverage under your health insurance policy.