November 17, 2019

Milwaukee Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one to an auto collision can jeopardize everything your family has built. Get justice and protect your future with help from a Milwaukee car accident wrongful death lawyer.

When the death of a loved one occurs in a car accident that could have been prevented, the aftermath can be traumatizing—both emotionally and financially. Whether the driver was distracted, drunk, or falling asleep at the wheel, your family deserves the most compensation legally possible because nothing can replace a parent, spouse, or child.

If you have lost a family member in a car accident, please speak with a Milwaukee car accident wrongful death lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg to have a compassionate and clear discussion of your case.

Time Is of the Essence in Car Crash Wrongful Death Claims

There are many ways that a fatal accident can be caused, and finding the cause will help determine fault. Proving fault is essential to collecting compensation, and the quicker we can begin investigating the wreck, the more evidence and eyewitness accounts we’ll be able to collect to support your wrongful death claim.

This evidence is important to preventing the at-fault parties, their insurance companies, and their attorneys from twisting the story to place more fault on the deceased than is appropriate. They do this to mitigate their own financial responsibility at the expense of your family’s financial future.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Wisconsin?

A wrongful death claim in Wisconsin must be filed within three years of the victim’s death, and only a few individuals can file such a claim. These include the following parties:

  • The surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • The surviving children
  • The surviving parent or guardian of the deceased
  • The executor or personal representative of the deceased’s estate

Compensating a Wrongful Death After an Auto Wreck

It can seem crass to think of a death in financial terms, but the truth is that losing a loved one in a traffic collision can create a large number of expenses for your family. What’s more, your family will also be deprived of the deceased’s income and guidance, which could put everything you’ve worked for together at risk.

A wrongful death claim can protect your family’s financial future and provide them with a sense of justice that could bring peace of mind. You can file a claim for any of the following damages that apply to your case:

  • Medical expenses for failed attempts to keep your loved one alive
  • Memorial, funeral, and burial expenses
  • Lost future wages of the deceased estimated through retirement age
  • Loss of consortium, society, and companionship can provide up to $350,000 for a deceased adult and $500,000 for a minor killed by another’s mistakes
  • Survivorship damages that cover the conscious pain and suffering that occurred to the victim before his or her death

Consult a Milwaukee Auto Wreck Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have lost a loved in a car crash, you and your family deserve monetary compensation for your losses and to protect your future wellbeing. This isn’t an easy process, but a Milwaukee wrongful death car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg can help you bring your claim to a successful conclusion.

To get started, call us at 414-271-7007 or complete the contact form on this page to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you get justice for your deceased loved one.