A wrongful death is caused by someone else’s negligence or an intentional act. Therefore, wrongful death claims have arisen from fatalities in car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and other types of tragedies.
There is not a set formula for determining whether your loved one’s death is a wrongful death. Instead, you must call our attorneys to discuss the circumstances. We start by identifying whether the foundation for the case is present: Did someone else cause your family member’s death, and did they cause it directly by acting in a negligent or careless manner? If the answer is yes, there is a good chance you have a wrongful death case.
Here is another way to think about it: If your family member would be able to sue for personal injury had they lived, then the grounds for a claim are likely present.
Wrongful death claims are often brought by the immediate family members via the deceased’s estate. A spouse or dependent may be the recipient of any monetary compensation awards recovered in the case.
Monetary compensation awards may take the following into account:
- Loss of the deceased’s earnings and income
- Loss of the deceased’s benefits and retirement savings
- Loss of guidance and caretaking
- The medical bills for the treatment leading up to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of love and companionship
No family should have to suffer this ordeal, but it happens more often than most people realize. Our attorneys have worked with these families for years. We have seen the immeasurable pain and grief of a wrongful death. We are firmly committed to pursuing justice for families facing these harrowing circumstances.
Find Out If You Have a Wrongful Death Case
Our experienced attorneys in Omaha and Norfolk have resolved numerous wrongful death claims over our decades practicing law. We work tirelessly to advocate on behalf of our clients. If you have found yourself in the tragic situation of having lost your loved one because of someone else’s carelessness, we are here to explain your legal options for pursuing justice. Please call Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O., at 402-371-4300.