Understanding Your Rights When A Loved One Dies In An Accident

If a loved one has died from injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, it is understandable that your grief has pushed all other matters aside. The attorneys at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., in Appleton and Green Bay, Wisconsin, will focus on recovering the maximum amount possible for your loss and allow you to stay close to family and friends during the grieving process.

Our personal injury lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of complicated wrongful death cases, including deaths resulting from:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Construction site accidents and workplace exposure to dangerous conditions
  • Products liability
  • Criminal attacks

What Constitutes Wrongful Death?

In order to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against an individual or a company, a death must have been caused in whole or in part by another person’s misconduct, even though there may have been no direct intention to kill the victim. The defendant must be deemed negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death. In addition, the deceased may have dependents such as family members who have suffered from emotional and monetary damages as a consequence.

Our Green Bay Fatal Accident Attorneys Review All Possibilities

Our lawyers understand the complexity of wrongful death claims — complexities that may provide additional opportunities to file a suit against more than one individual or entity in order to recover the full amount you deserve.

Of course, no amount of money will replace your loved one, but we aggressively pursue compensation that goes beyond simply lost income, medical and funeral bills, and the pain and suffering of survivors.

These cases almost always involve complex legal issues where the outcomes are heavily, if not completely, influenced by the individual facts of the case. It is important for you to contact us as soon as possible after your loss. In most cases, a wrongful death action requires urgent investigation to increase the chances of a favorable outcome. We call in highly trained professionals to investigate the accident scene and uncover facts that police and other emergency responders may have missed.

We are experienced lawyers who are not intimidated by aggressive insurance companies that want you to settle for less than you deserve. We will recommend taking a case to trial, if necessary, in an effort to get the full amount you should receive.

If you have questions for an Appleton wrongful death attorney, call 920-831-0300 or email us. We accept our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay attorney fees unless we obtain a favorable settlement or resolution for you, either through trial or negotiation.

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