Cannon & Dunphy S.C. is here to help bereaved families who lost loved ones at the hands of someone else’s wrongful actions. The Wisconsin wrongful death attorneys at Cannon & Dunphy can help you file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for your financial burdens, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and emotional grief.
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Our Wisconsin wrongful death lawyers are well-versed in the state-specific laws regarding wrongful death. 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:
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.
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.
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. Our Wisconsin wrongful death attorneys 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 recovery after the tragic and unexpected loss of your loved one.
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