Nothing is more devastating than suddenly losing a loved one in an accident. Our wrongful death attorneys and staff at the law office of Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C., L.L.O. understand that nothing will ever quantify your loss and nothing can measure the amount of pain and emotional turmoil your family is enduring. However, our wrongful death lawyers are here to do everything we can to make this difficult time easier on your family.
We handle all legal matters in the aftermath of a fatal accident so that the family can address much more pressing concerns — making funeral arrangements, grieving, and learning how to move forward. If you live in or near Omaha, Norfolk, Lincoln, or surrounding areas in Nebraska, please contact us so we can help you and your family. Call us at 402-371-4300.
Find Out More About Help After a Wrongful Death:
- What is Wrongful Death?
- Common Wrongful Death Causes
- Why Seek Help After a Wrongful Death Occurs?
- Why Choose Us?
- Contact Us Today
What is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death is classified as a mortality that occurred due to the wrongful and negligent actions of another. While this is often due to an accident, there may have been negligence involved in the accident that was the root cause of the death. Wrongful death lawsuits are often filed after a criminal lawsuit for murder or manslaughter failed to provide a conviction or any type of settlement or award. While this isn't always true, a wrongful death suit can be filed after a criminal suit in order to gain punitive damages (in extreme cases) and monetary damages if negligence can be proven, but not to the extent required for a criminal charge.
Common Wrongful Death Causes
When someone's death is the cause of another's negligence, our attorneys work tirelessly to pursue justice and financial recovery for the family. We will determine what caused the wrongful death and identify negligence in the case, which may include a defective product or poor working conditions. We have helped families that have tragically lost loved ones because of the following:
- Auto accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog attacks
In any of these types of cases, our lawyers will work endlessly so we can present the strongest case possible for your family. Unlike many other Nebraska firms, our wrongful death attorneys don't shy away from going to trial if it's necessary. If a settlement can't be reached, we will tenaciously fight for your family's justice and compensation.
Why Seek Help if a Wrongful Death Occurs?
After a death in your family, you and yours will be left reeling with the horrible emotional and personal responses that come from such a loss. There is nothing that can ease these feelings and, oftentimes, people feel as though there is no reason to seek legal help because of it. While monetary issues might be the furthest things from your mind, they are still wildly important as you move into your future. Because of this, our attorneys attempt to help you through such a difficult time with a calm and empathetic approach. The financial changes that can result from a wrongful death can affect you and your family for life due to the expenses of a funeral, but also because of the loss of employment, salary, and benefits. This is why our attorneys will ensure that we get all of the facts from you and your family and discover all of the ways that this death has affected you. We will seek financial compensation for the following:
- Funeral costs
- Employent loss
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of retirement funds
- Emotional strife
- Change in lifestyle
- Loss of companionship and enjoyment in life
- Punitive damages in rare cases
While it may seem difficult to see right away, these financial changes can help you and your family to take steps toward your future. They can also help guarantee that your lost loved one's legacy can live on as he/she intended.
Why Choose Our Attorneys?
Our ability to obtain full compensation in wrongful death lawsuits can alleviate considerable financial turmoil following a fatal accident. Not only will the compensation that our attorneys recover account for the pain and suffering the family will endure for the loss of companionship, it will also help alleviate the financial impact of funeral expenses, final medical expenses, and lost income to the family.
We have decades of experience and the tenacity to get you the compensation that you need and deserve after such a tragedy. We take a personal interest in every single case and will ensure that we put in the time and effort for you.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
Please contact us as soon as possible after a wrongful death to ensure that we don't miss the legal window for cases. We invite you to visit our Omaha or Norfolk, NE offices or to fill out the form on this page in order to contact us. You can also call us at 402-371-4300.