October 27, 2020

Am I Eligible to Sue for Wrongful Death in Milwaukee?

Losing a loved one can impact every area of your life. Your finances may not recover easily, not to mention the emotional toll of the claim. Now, you may believe you’re due compensation, but you may be unsure whether you’re eligible to sue for wrongful death in Milwaukee. 

If you’re struggling to get compensated, connect with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg. You may be due compensation for your losses, and your lawyer can help you go after and protect that compensation. 

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Milwaukee? 

Wrongful death claims can be complex because the person who was physically injured in the accident is deceased. Because of this, Wisconsin law must limit who’s eligible to seek compensation for their suffering. 

In Wisconsin, you can seek compensation if you’re the personal representative of the estate or one of the following family members: 

  • The surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • A child of the deceased
  • Parent or guardian of the deceased 

If you’re not one of these family members, you may not have grounds to sue. If you have questions about your legal grounds for a lawsuit, you can reach out to a Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer about your claim. 

Compensation for Milwaukee Families After a Fatal Accident

Maybe you know you’re eligible, but what’s your claim worth? Your wrongful death lawyer can also help you determine how much your claim is worth so you can get fairly financially compensated for the losses you’ve suffered. 

Below are some of the losses the at-fault party may owe your family: 

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income 
  • Loss of society

Keep in mind that the emotional toll of your losses is capped at $350,000 for a deceased adult and $500,000 for a deceased child. Your lawyer can help you seek your maximum compensation for these losses. 

Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Milwaukee

When you’ve lost a family member to a fatal accident, you may feel you’re not getting the help you need recovering from your losses. But are you eligible to sue for wrongful death in Milwaukee? If you’re not sure, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help you. We offer free consultations so you know what to expect from your lawsuit. Give us a call at 414-271-7007, or complete the online contact form below.