The unexpected death of a loved one is devastating to a family. Getting through the days and weeks to follow can be very difficult and emotional for everyone involved. If your loved one dies in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for the accident.
Wrongful death survivors may be entitled to recover financial losses for:
- Medical expenses incurred before the deceased died
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income
- The cost of replacing lost services (cleaning, home maintenance, car repair, child care, etc.)
- Loss of society and companionship
Further, if the deceased person did not die immediately and suffered before death, the person’s estate is entitled to compensation for that suffering.
Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs is dedicated to fighting for what’s right and our passionate attorneys will help your family get through this difficult time by handling the complexities of the suit. When it comes to who can bring about a wrongful death suit, by law, the spouse of a deceased person is allowed to sue for their husband or wife’s wrongful death. If the deceased person has no spouse, the deceased person’s children or grandchildren may make a claim. If the deceased has no spouse, children or grandchildren, the deceased person’s brother or sister may bring a wrongful death suit. Contact our Eau Claire office today to learn more.