Wrongful Death Lawyers

Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys

When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, filing a wrongful death case may not be something you consider. But if your loved one was killed because of another person’s negligence, inattention or carelessness, your family deserves compensation for the financial and emotional impact of their actions.

At Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, it is our goal to bring your family justice and right the wrong you’ve endured. We’ll help you work with the insurance company and manage all of the elements of a wrongful death suit. We want to know about your loved one and their life so that we can guide you through the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your loss. We can help you recover lost wages, cover medical bills and earn fair compensation for the pain, suffering and other damages that the accident has caused.

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Common Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful Death cases in Wisconsin often involve:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Accidental overdoses and poisoning
  • Workplace accidents
A Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs client received a $1.2 million settlement in a wrongful death truck accident case after losing a loved one.

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Common Questions About Wrongful Death Cases

Who can file a wrongful death case?

In Wisconsin, the surviving spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or guardian of the deceased person may bring a wrongful death case, as well as the person representative of the deceased person's estate.
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How is a wrongful death case different than a homicide case?

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action. This means that the case is filed by the relatives of the deceased or by the estate, on the basis that the defendant caused the victim’s death through a deliberate or negligent act. Meanwhile, homicide lawsuits are criminal cases, which means the case is filed by the state, on the basis that the defendant committed an act that is illegal in society.

Homicide is determined by intent. When an individual intentionally kills another, they are guilty of murder. While wrongful deaths can be the result of intent, they can also be due to accidents and negligent acts.
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How long do I have to file a claim after a wrongful death?

The statute of limitations is a time limit established by the laws of Wisconsin, and it determines how long you have to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations varies depending on the details of your wrongful death case, so we recommend you pursue your case immediately.
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Legal Options Following a Wrongful Death

If you lose a loved one due to wrongful death and decide to take legal action, Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs will fight for compensation, which may include:

  • Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and interference with family relationships
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages, future earnings and earning capacity
  • Past, present and future medical bills

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