Wisconsin Wrongful Death Attorney
Cannon & Dunphy S.C. is here to help bereaved families who lost loved ones at the hands of someone else's wrongful actions. We can help you file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for your financial burdens, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and emotional grief.
In the state of Wisconsin, "An action for wrongful death may be brought by the personal representative of the deceased person or by the person to whom the amount recovered belongs." Separate actions can be brought for the same wrongful death, but in some situations, these separate actions are consolidated upon filing a motion to consolidate.
Claimants in wrongful death cases are typically the deceased's surviving family members, such as the spouse or domestic partner, children, lineal heirs, or brothers/sisters. Claimants in wrongful death cases can attempt to recover financial damages in the following categories:
Types of Wrongful Death Actions
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of society/companionship
Costs related to:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of help/aid
Chapter 895.04 – Wisconsin's Wrongful Death Law
Wrongful death actions in the state of Wisconsin are dictated by the statutes contained in § 895.04 – "Plaintiff in wrongful death action." For detailed information on these laws, visit Chapter 895 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Wisconsin Caps on Damages
As a part of tort reform, certain caps or "limits" were placed on noneconomic damages, that is, damages that are not easily quantifiable such as emotional pain and suffering.
According to § 895.04, these "additional damages" cannot exceed $500,000 in the death of minors and $350,000 in the death of adults.
Contacting Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
If you choose to retain Cannon & Dunphy S.C. for your wrongful death case, we will utilize every measure possible to build a strong case on your behalf. We can utilize expert testimony such as physician and vocational/economic testimony – whatever it takes to ensure that you and your loved ones make a complete financial recover after the tragic and unexpected loss of your loved one.
Call (855) 570-2676 today for a free case evaluation.