Bringing the party responsible for the wrongful death of a loved one to justice is a goal shared by many victims in the Milwaukee region. Unfortunately, the task of making this goal happen often feels overwhelming, especially for those struggling to cope with their grief.

As injury lawyers, we understand how difficult it can be to get motivated after losing someone you love. We thought it might help our readers if we talked about the first two steps victims can take after such a loss occurs. Our staff hopes that this information will help you make the right decision regarding the death of your loved one.

Look at your case as objectively as possible. It is easy to feel victimized when people we love pass away. Taking a good look at the circumstances of your loved one’s death can help you decide if the incident meets the requirements of a wrongful death claim. Three of the main elements of a wrongful death claim include the following.

  • Someone you love has died
  • Negligence caused or contributed to the death
  • You suffered financial harm from your loss

A good second step is evaluating your personal situation. Pursuing a wrongful death claim may cause you emotional pain, so it is important to make sure this is what you really want. For most victims in Wisconsin, the benefits of taking action outweigh any disadvantages. Your personal injury attorney can explain the pros and cons to you in detail to help you make this important decision. A few benefits for you to consider right now include:

  • Holding all parties to account for their negligence
  • Possibly preventing the responsible parties from injuring or killing others
  • Acquiring compensation to help your family become self-sufficient

Any legal action arising after a personal tragedy requires careful consideration and benefits from sound legal guidance. We invite you to continue browsing our published resources if you need additional information.