Proceeding with a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

May 2017

After the death of a loved one, the task may fall upon you to look into the death of a loved one.  The Wisconsin statutes allow for a claim for wrongful death.  Wrongful death lawsuits are brought against the entity or person whose negligence or intentional act caused the death.  The Wisconsin statutes set out what types of damages can be recovered in wrongful death lawsuit.  The statutes do provide a cap that can be recovered for loss of society and companionship.

The loss of a loved one can be an emotional time for a family.  A knowledgeable personal injury attorney who handles wrongful death cases can help answer questions and explain the process.  The attorney can explain the steps to a case including the pre-suit investigation, filing of the complaint and the discovery process.  In Wisconsin, wrongful death cases must be filed within three years of the date of death.  After a lawsuit is started, the complaint will be answered by the defendants.

At Herrick & Hart, we have assisted the families of those have died to to the fault of others for over 65 years.  We have experience in dealing with wrongful death cases.  We hope to put our experience to work for you.

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