There are few life incidents more painful than the unexpected death of a loved one. The tragedy is compounded when the death was the result of negligence. While we know that there is nothing that can replace a family member in your life, if the death was due to the negligent act of another person, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., our personal injury law firm has over 30 years of experience and a long record of successful cases in Wisconsin. Contact our Racine wrongful death attorneys to discuss what occurred so we can assist you in seeking justice and full compensation for your losses.
Wrongful death lawsuits are brought against a person or entity that took actions which led to the untimely death of another person. Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 895.03 defines wrongful death as a death that is caused by a “wrongful act, neglect, or default.” In a wrongful death case, the family of the deceased person asks the court to hold the person or entity financially responsible for the acts of negligence that led to the loss of life. In the state of Wisconsin, there are specific parties who, depending on the circumstances, have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit:
The US Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 146,000 people died from unintentional injuries in 2015. This is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed in a wide range of fatal accidents.
The pain of losing a family member is even more difficult with the knowledge that the death could have been prevented. Wrongful death is a broad term that encompasses many different circumstances. Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against another person or entity for:
If your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent actions of another party in Racine, we urge you to speak with us about pursuing a civil lawsuit to seek justice and compensation. Our Wisconsin wrongful death lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. have over 30 years of experience and have recovered over $1 billion in damages to date. We offer a free case evaluation and do not charge legal fees unless we are successful. Contact us today – there is a limited time period to file a wrongful death claim.