Wrongful Death Attorneys in Eau Claire
The death of a loved one is always a heart wrenching experience. If someone you love has been killed in an accident, the situation is even worse. When someone dies in an accident, survivors suffer significant personal and financial losses. In addition to losing the love and companionship of the deceased person, the survivors lose the deceased person's income and other financial contributions to the family, which often leads to major hardship.
In a wrongful death action, the survivors may be entitled to recover for their financial losses including:
- Medical expenses incurred before the deceased died
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income
- The cost of replacing lost services (cleaning, home maintenance, car repair, child care, etc.)
Further, if the deceased person did not die immediately and suffered before death, the person's estate is entitled to compensation for that suffering.
Who can bring a wrongful death suit? Wisconsin law allows the spouse of a deceased person to sue for his or her wrongful death. If the deceased person has no spouse, the deceased person's children or grandchildren may make a claim. If the deceased has no spouse, children or grandchildren, the deceased person's brother or sister may bring a wrongful death suit.
Wrongful Death Case Results
- $5.3 million to the widow of a construction worker killed by an elevator in a construction accident
- $1.4 million to the family of an injured construction worker when a building collapsed on him
- $1.22 million to a widow for the death of her husband in a car / truck accident
- $1.1 million judicial award to the surviving spouse and children of a man who died as a result of the failure to diagnose esophageal cancer
- $950,000 to the family of a man shot and killed by a police officer
- $600,000 to a widow whose husband died as the result of the failure to diagnose kidney cancer
- $600,000 to the family of a young woman who died as a result of failed intubation after a ski accident
- Significant confidential settlement for the family of a 12 year old girl who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her sleep as a result of a defective indoor pool heater
- $1.3 million dollar settlement for the family of a businessman killed in an auto accident
- $1 million dollar settlement for the family of a woman killed as a result of medical malpractice
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