When personal injuries result in death, the claim becomes a wrongful death claim. At this already stressful and emotional time, surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries need the support of a skillful and knowledgeable attorney who can deal with the complexities of the legal issues surrounding such a claim.
We recommend you seek a consultation at your earliest opportunity following such a tragic event so that no rights or claims are forfeited. It may be possible to recover the costs of the deceased’s medical care and treatment related to the negligent conduct, the funeral expenses incurred for the deceased’s burial, the loss of future earnings of the deceased, the value of the loss of the deceased’s benefits (such as pension benefits or medical and health insurance coverage), and general or punitive damages. In some situations, it is possible to recover damages for the conscious pain and suffering of the deceased, or the mental anguish experienced by the surviving relatives as a result of the injury. Due to the complexity of wrongful death claims, each situation must be reviewed independently and as soon as possible.
The personal injury attorneys at Tlusty & Kennedy, S.C. can advise you on whether your have a valid wrongful death claim and can help you pursue that claim to the best possible outcome. Call us today if you believe you have a wrongful death claim, as we’re here to help. You can reach us a 1-715-359-3188 or 1-800-662-5432.