Milwaukee Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Families Recover

Compassionate law firm fully engaged in the pursuit of justice

When a family loses a loved one in a tragic accident, they face a number of dilemmas. One is the inability to get closure unless they obtain some measure of justice. If the authorities decline to press criminal charges for a wrongful death, the responsible party may never be held accountable. An additional problem is the financial loss that occurs when a family loses its breadwinner or a significant financial contributor.

For more than 35 years, Sperling Law Offices LLC in Milwaukee has helped families cope with painful loss by holding responsible parties accountable through wrongful death litigation. Our smart, concerned personal injury attorneys work closely with surviving spouses and other loved ones to build a compelling case for compensation. While no jury verdict or settlement can ever totally compensate for the death of a family member, our services have helped numerous families continue their lives with financial security.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, the personal representative of the deceased person or a relative who stands to inherit under the laws of the state may bring an action for wrongful death. Potential plaintiffs include:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Children

However, potential plaintiffs should consider that evidence erodes over time. Our work investigating wrongful deaths, involving everything from nursing home negligence to motorcycle accidents, is much more fruitful when we make a quick start.

What damages are recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Plaintiffs in a wrongful death matter can recover for their losses, both financial and emotional, including:

  • Reimbursement for the deceased’s medical costs paid by the plaintiff
  • Reimbursement for the deceased’s burial costs paid by the plaintiff
  • Compensation for lost financial support for a dependent of the deceased
  • Additional damages for loss of society and companionship (up to $500,000 to each plaintiff in the case of a deceased minor, or $350,000 to each plaintiff in the case of a deceased adult)

These awards are subject to Wisconsin’s comparative negligence law, so the court may reduce the final award if the deceased is found negligent.

Contact our concerned and capable Milwaukee wrongful death attorneys for help

Sperling Law Offices LLC in Milwaukee represents surviving spouses, parents, children and other family members throughout Wisconsin seeking justice for the loss of their loved ones. If you’ve lost a family member in a tragic accident, call 414-273-7777 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation.