No matter where in the country you reside, the feeling of losing a loved one due to the negligence of another is devastating, to say the least. Nevertheless, Minnesota laws are a bit different in certain respects, just like every other state. For example, in Wisconsin, a law was passed to limit the amount of compensation for damages that could be recovered from a case of wrongful death. This did not happen in Minnesota. This is one simple example, but it serves as a reminder of the need for an experienced attorney.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Minnesota
A wrongful death can technically be classified as the result of numerous different behaviors. Most commonly, however, is the death of someone due to someone else’s negligence, and for this reason, it should come as no surprise why nursing home neglect tends to be one of the leading cases. There are stringent laws in place to protect your elderly loved ones during their time of need. Albeit, accidents happen, particularly when a job because overwhelming, and there is no doubt that the institution and/or doctor(s) who may be held accountable will certainly have competent representation.
All this means is that you are going to need a strong an adept attorney who is painstakingly familiar with the aforementioned laws. In any event, there are several other causes of wrongful death such as; medical malpractice, deliberate abuse, and even murder. And one of the first things to understand about your specific case is that the time restraints can be easily overlooked, although they vary depending on the cause of death. For instance, any doctor or institution being held liable for the negligent death of your loved one must be brought up on charges within three years of the death date. However, in a case that involves murder, the wrongful death charges are not subject to time limitations.
Minnesota State Coverages
The great state of Minnesota acts to be certain they cover everyone’s needs properly without concern of prejudice of misrepresentation. In order to make sure the state is covered, they enact an enormous amount of laws that surround each and every case. Tort law is in place in Minnesota as one example of the varying factors in a wrongful death case. Of course, there are complex laws that surround the deceased’s estate, and what any beneficiaries are entitled to, as well as what can and cannot be used to cover credit debts imposed on the estate.
Overall, the state of Minnesota makes sure that the people have protection, but always remember that any and every law has its own seeming vortex of factors involved to not only protect citizens but the state itself as well. After the sudden death of a loved one, you likely have far too much to think about on top of your grief and/or severe economic losses.
At JD Haas & Associates we realize the fragility of your loss, and we understand that you do not need to be bogging yourself down or adding tremendous amounts of stress onto your shoulders during this time. If you are being affected by the wrongful death of a loved one, call (952) 345-1025 to speak with a professional and experienced wrongful death attorney today.