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We understand that no amount of money could ever fully compensate you for the loss of a loved one, but filing a wrongful death claim can hold the liable party accountable for the damage their negligent actions have caused. A Milwaukee wrongful death attorney with GTW Lawyers can fight for justice for your loved one and recover compensation for your loss.

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP Focuses on Wisconsin Wrongful Death Cases

If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident, schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death attorneys in Milwaukee, WI.

Our Team of Dedicated Attorneys Can Help You Seek Justice

Family members have the right to file a civil lawsuit if someone else’s negligence causes the death of a loved one. We will help you seek fair compensation in your wrongful death case.

Common causes of these unfortunate situations include:

  • Car accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents
  • Criminal behavior

No matter the cause, our legal team will fight for justice for your family, proving that your loved one’s death was preventable.

Our compassionate Milwaukee wrongful death attorneys understand how emotionally and financially draining it can be to lose a loved one. Generally, only the personal representative of the estate can file a wrongful death suit, but we will aggressively pursue compensation from the negligent party so that your family can focus on grieving and spending time together.

The Legal Consequences of Wrongful Death Cases

Our Milwaukee wrongful death lawyers fight fiercely for those who have had a loved one wrongfully killed by a negligent person. While there may be separate criminal charges for the responsible parties, wrongful death claims are civil matters.

GTW Lawyers Can Prove Negligence

Wisconsin law states a person has been negligent if the proper standard of care is not exercised. Some car accidents may not necessarily be caused by negligence, but a fatal accident due to drunk driving or excessive speeding is very strong evidence that the driver did not exercise proper care.

If your loved one’s death was caused by a negligent party, we will gather necessary evidence through medical documents, police reports, and video or photographic evidence to prove they are responsible for the losses your family incurred.

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The Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases

Our Milwaukee, WI, wrongful death lawyers can help you promptly file your lawsuit to seek justice for your deceased loved one, ensuring you file within the statute of limitations. Wisconsin statute 893.54  states you have a three-year statute to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Demand Justice for a Wrongful Death

A family member’s death can create unexpected financial losses that surviving family members have to navigate, especially when the deceased was the breadwinner. You must pursue financial compensation for the damages incurred, including the following:

  • Medical expenses such as hospital and doctor bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Inheritance loss from the deceased person

In certain cases, a judge or jury may award punitive damages if your loved one’s death was due to a particularly egregious or wrongful act. When this occurs, the judge may award punitive damages to punish the defendant for their act and prevent similar behavior in the future.

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP Handles Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases are often incredibly complicated, with many steps to the legal process, which are hard to deal with when you are grieving the loss of your loved one. A wrongful death lawyer can handle all aspects of your case while you worry about putting the pieces of your life back together. Our team will gather evidence, negotiate with the insurance companies, and bring your case to court if fair negotiations are unsuccessful.

Our wrongful death attorneys near Milwaukee have recovered millions of dollars for families dealing with the loss of loved ones due to wrongful death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Let Our Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys Help You

If you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, we can seek compensation on your behalf. We understand how difficult this time is, and a Milwaukee wrongful death attorney with GTW Lawyers can make the process as simple and smooth as possible. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless your case is successful. Contact us today for a free legal consultation to discuss how someone else’s negligent actions caused the death of your loved one using our fast online contact form.

To explore the range of legal services offered by Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP, including personal injury cases, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. Check out our dedicated page focused on injuries and accidents for further insights on how we can support you.

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