Receive the Best Outcome for Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Losing people you love is the most difficult part of life. When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, it can be an especially trying time, both emotionally and financially. If your spouse or family member’s death was caused by another person or party’s carelessness, you might have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful death describes a situation where a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or party. Examples of potential wrongful death scenarios include:
- Auto accidents
- Defective products
- Workplace accidents
- Animal attacks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Child accidents
In these instances, the deceased’s surviving dependents or beneficiaries may be entitled to monetary damages. If a person or party is directly responsible for the loss of your loved one, JD Haas & Associates, PLLC is here to help. We can review the facts of your case and help you recover your lost wages, property damages, medical expenses, or other damages. Contact us to learn more about your options to gain closure and financial compensation.
We Can Help You Recover Expenses and Losses
After a wrongful death, survivors may incur various expenses that entitle them to financial compensation from the negligent person or party. There are many variables that affect the case value. When pursuing a wrongful death claim, we may account for losses such as:
- Medical and Funeral Expenses - If you have a wrongful death case, you may be able to recover medical expenses such as emergency room visits, prescriptions, surgical procedures, and doctor visits. Additionally, you may be able to recover the costs associated with the funeral.
- Lost and Potential Income - You and other survivors may have experienced significant financial instability or loss due to your loved one’s death. Additionally, you may have lost benefits and retirement income. A wrongful death lawsuit can help you recover some or all of your lost and potential income.
- Pain and Suffering - You may also qualify to recover for the non-economic damages you’ve experienced in the aftermath of your loved one’s death. Mental and emotional distress, depression, and PTSD will all be considered in your wrongful death lawsuit.
- Loss of Companionship and Consortium - If you’ve lost a spouse or family member, you’ve also lost their companionship. If you shared children together, you’ve lost a parenting partner. The deprivation of the benefits of married life or parenting will also be considered as part of your wrongful death case.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to wrongful death in Minneapolis, you’ve suffered enough. Get the proper legal representation you need to win fair compensation for all of your losses. Contact JD Haas today for a free case evaluation.
Professional Wrong Death Attorneys Who Can Answer Your Legal Questions
After a wrongful death occurs, the survivors are often left wondering how they will go on. They struggle to cope not only with the pain of the loss but also with the financial consequences and concerns about the future. While we can’t make up for what you’ve lost, as experienced wrongful death attorneys, we can answer all of your questions and help you gain more control over what happens next. Rest assured, we will do everything we can to help you receive the closure and financial compensation you and your family are entitled to.
We understand you will have a lot of questions about your wrongful death lawsuit and what to expect. If you don’t see what you’re looking for below, please contact us via phone or email at your convenience.
Wrongful death lawsuits are brought against a defendant who has caused a person’s death through negligence or intentional action. One strong indication that your case will qualify is if the victim would have had a valid personal injury claim, but was killed as a result of the defendant's wrongful action. This can occur in a variety of scenarios, which includes when a victim is intentionally killed, as well as when a victim dies as a result of medical malpractice, or in the case of auto accident fatalities involving negligence. These are just a few examples of the many personal injury cases that can turn into wrongful death lawsuits.
It all starts with a wrongful death claim, which is typically filed by a representative of the estate of the deceased victim. The wrongful death claim will 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. For example, if the victim was killed in a car accident, the defendant may have failed to stop at a red light. The plaintiff must also show how they have suffered from the death of that person. This is usually determined by examining whether the plaintiff was dependent on the financial support of the deceased victim.
Compensation for wrongful death lawsuits includes payment for both economic and non-economic damages. Surviving family members are typically paid out in two ways: a lump-sum payment or a structured settlement. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys can help your family navigate a wrongful death claim and decide which payout option is best for you.
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.
When you contact JD Haas & Associates, PLLC, for representation, we’ll work hard to ensure your wrongful death claim results in the best possible outcome for your set of circumstances. If you are in the Minneapolis area and would like to learn more about how we can help you with your wrongful death claim, call us today at 952-345-1025.