Get the Closure and Compensation Your Family Deserves by Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you’ve lost a family member or loved one because of someone else’s wrongdoing, contact JD Haas & Associates, PLLC. We can help you determine if your case qualifies for a wrongful death lawsuit, which can provide the closure and compensation your family is entitled to during this difficult time. We’ll review the facts of your case and help you recover lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and more. Call 952-345-1025 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Examples of Wrongful Death Cases
At JD Haas, we understand that losing someone you love is the hardest part of life. When you lose someone unexpectedly and due to someone else’s negligence, it can be even more painful. On top of emotional grief and feelings of helplessness, you may face financial challenges you and your family were not prepared for, such as medical and funeral expenses or lost income from missing work. With the proper legal representation, you can win monetary compensation for your losses.
Our attorneys handle a wide range of wrongful death cases in Bloomington, MN. Examples of the types of cases we may be able to assist you with include:
- Vehicle accidents
- Animal attacks
- Child accidents
- Defective products
- Pedestrian accidents
If you believe your case qualifies for a wrongful death lawsuit, JD Haas is the attorney you can trust to handle your case. J D has tried approximately 50 cases to juries all over the country and negotiated settlements in thousands of other cases. He will fight to ensure you recover damages for medical and funeral expenses, lost income, loss of companionship and consortium, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to get started.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed against a defendant who has caused a victim’s death through negligence or intentional action. If the victim would have had a valid personal injury claim, but was killed as a result of the defendant's wrongful action, there’s a good chance your case will qualify as a wrongful death. There are many situations that may lead to a wrongful death lawsuit, such as:
- When a victim is intentionally killed
- When a victim dies as a result of medical malpractice
- When a victim is killed in an auto accident involving negligence
These are just a few examples of personal injury cases that can turn into wrongful death lawsuits.
A representative of the estate of the deceased victim starts the process by filing a wrongful death claim. The wrongful death claim should outline the economic and non-economic damages for which the survivors might be able to receive monetary compensation.
In order to hold the defendant liable for damages, the plaintiff must prove the defendant’s negligence or intentional actions caused the death. The plaintiff must also demonstrate how they have suffered from the death. This is usually determined by analyzing whether the plaintiff was dependent on the financial support of the deceased victim.
Compensation for wrongful death lawsuits is typically paid out in two ways: a lump sum payment or a structured settlement. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys can help surviving family members navigate a wrongful death claim and decide which payout option is best.
The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Minnesota is three years after the date of death under Minnesota Statutes section 573.02, but legal action must commence within six years after the act or omission that caused the wrongful death. If you do not file a wrongful death lawsuit within this time period, you may be ineligible to take legal action against the at-fault party.
If your spouse or family member’s death was caused by another person or party’s carelessness, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact JD Haas today for a free case evaluation.