November 22, 2019

Racine Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Reach out for help from a Racine wrongful death attorney before attempting the legal process alone. 

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. You’re grieving, you’re dealing with final expenses, and the liable party isn’t covering the costs of the damage they’ve done. 

Your lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help you get the financial compensation, the justice, and the closure that you deserve. If you’re struggling to file your lawsuit while mourning the loss of a loved one, seek help from a Racine wrongful death lawyer. 

Eligibility for a Wrongful Death Claim in Wisconsin

When you’re preparing to file a wrongful death claim in Racine, your first question may be, “Who can file a wrongful death claim?” The injured party—who would normally be the party filing the lawsuit—is deceased, and only a few people are legally allowed to file a wrongful death claim in their place. 

You also have limited time to file a lawsuit before your claim is dismissed. If you’re not sure who’s eligible, you might be spending more time figuring out who can file, which limits the time you have to act. In Wisconsin, the following parties may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim: 

  • The personal representative of the estate
  • The surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • Children of the deceased 
  • Parents or guardian of the deceased 

If you’re one of these family members or the personal representative, you may be eligible for compensation even if you don’t sue on your own. The courts should set aside compensation for immediate family members. If you’re a spouse or child of the deceased, you may still receive compensation even if you didn’t file the lawsuit. 

Compensation Offered to Racine Families

When talking about wrongful death, many people focus on the financial losses. Although the costs of final medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage because of the fatal injury are important, they’re not the only considerations when filing a claim. 

Your non-economic losses are just as important. That means you should also seek compensation for your intangible losses, like pain and suffering, grief, and loss of support. These damages, or losses suffered in the accident, may be compensated even though they don’t have a set value, like economic losses do.

You don’t have to seek these damages alone, either. Your Racine wrongful death attorney has the tools you need, not just to consider the financial losses you’ve suffered, but to get compensation for your long-term losses and grief. 

Seek a Racine Fatal Accident Attorney

If you’ve lost a loved one to another person’s carelessness, you might be concerned about your family’s financial recovery. It can be tough to take time to grieve when you’re worried about supporting your family and paying for your loved one’s final expenses. 

At the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, we’re focused on helping you and your family recover from this financial hit and get the peace of mind you need. We can’t change the past, but we can help your family feel financially secure for the future. 

If you’re ready to seek compensation from the liable party, reach out to a Racine wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation. We can review the details of your claim and help you take action. All you need to do is give us a call at 414-271-7007 or complete the following online form.