Home Bennington Personal Injury Wrongful Death

Bennington Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful Deaths in Bennington, Nebraska

The wrongful death of a loved one is an incredibly difficult and emotional experience that can be made even worse by the legal process. If you are looking for a wrongful death attorney in Bennington, look no further than Bottlinger Law L.L.C. We understand how important it is for you to be able to trust your attorney and know that they have your best interests at heart.

Our Bennington personal injury lawyers have experience helping clients like you through hard and emotional times like these, so please give us a call today at (402) 505-8234.

Compensation Legally Available to Families of Wrongful Death Victims

Wrongful death is a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party. The deceased's family may be eligible to pursue compensation for their loss through a wrongful death claim.

In Bennington, Nebraska, there are two main types of compensation available through wrongful death claims: economic and non-economic. Economic compensation includes things like funeral expenses and lost wages from the deceased's job. Noneconomic compensation includes things like pain and suffering as well as lost companionship.

An experienced wrongful death attorney at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. can help you determine exactly which damages to seek.

The Most Common Types of Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death

In Bennington Nebraska, wrongful death cases are typically caused by one of three types of accidents.

The first type of accident that leads to wrongful death is a car crash. If a family member is killed by someone who was driving under the influence, or if they were driving recklessly, this can lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Another common type of accident that leads to wrongful death is a workplace accident. If someone dies on the job because their employer did not provide adequate safety equipment or training, for example, then their family may be able to sue the employer for damages.

The last type of accident is malfunctioning equipment and defective products. Injuries sustained from defective products are usually more severe than injuries sustained in other types of accidents because they come with no warning labels on their packaging; often, consumers have no idea how dangerous these products really are until it's too late.

Of course, there are other situations in which accidents might occur. To learn more about your options with regard to your case, speak with our attorneys at Bottlinger Law L.L.C.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In Bennington, Nebraska, the law recognizes the right of individuals to pursue wrongful death claims when a family member is killed due to another party's negligence. In other words, if your family member was killed in an accident because of someone else's carelessness, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that person and recover damages for your loss.

In Nebraska, there are three prerequisites to bringing a civil wrongful death claim:

  • One passed away.
  • This person's demise was directly caused by someone else's carelessness.
  • The deceased's surviving spouse or dependents are suing for compensation to make up for the money they lost as a result of their passing.

The following are some basic guidelines for filing a wrongful death claim in Nebraska:

You must file your claim within two years of your loved one's death (or before their body is buried). If this deadline has passed, consult with an attorney about whether there is any way to revive the case under state law or federal law (if applicable).

Here at Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we will be able to assist you and guide you through the legal process. Contact a Bennington wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after your loved one's death. They can help guide you through the process of filing a claim and advise you on whether or not it will be successful.

Count on the Assistance of Bottlinger Law L.L.C.

If you have lost a loved one due to another's negligence or intentional actions and would like more information about possible legal remedies available through civil litigation, contact a Bennington wrongful death lawyer today at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation and let us know what happened.

Bottlinger Law
Consultation Form

Our legal team is ready to help. Please fill out the form below to set up a free consultation with the Bottlinger Law team.

Recent Case Results

$1.8 Million Settlement
Nursing Home Abuse

$1.4 Million Settlement
Agricultural Estate Dispute Between Family Members

$500,000 Settlement
Non-Surgical Soft Tissue Injury, Pedestrian-motor Vehicle Collision

$430,000 Settlement
Rear End Collision, Soft Tissue Injuries (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

“Can’t recommend enough. Jason and his staff were professional, pleasant, and explained the whole trust/ will process thoroughly and in terms I could understand. Just a very positive experience with something I was admittedly far from excited to do.”
- D.T. from Google