Fremont Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Deaths in Fremont, Nebraska
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. However, the process of seeking compensation can be difficult. You may not have the time or resources to deal with the paperwork and legal proceedings involved. This is where an experienced wrongful death lawyer at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. can help. With our knowledge, you can get back on track with your life while they handle the legal side of things.
Our attorneys can help you determine whether you have a case and get you started on the right path. Call us today at (402) 505-8234.
Compensation Legally Available to Families of Wrongful Death Victims
In Fremont, Nebraska, families of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for their losses. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses under the law.
Punitive damages and compensation for your grief and suffering as a result of losing a loved one are normally not available in wrongful death cases. Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are instead concentrated on actual and anticipated financial losses.
Nebraska law provides several different types of damages that may be available in a wrongful death lawsuit. These include medical costs incurred by your loved one prior to his or her death, funeral costs, or loss of companionship and love, including loss of support from your loved one and loss of advice, guidance, protection, and comfort from your loved one.
The Most Common Types of Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death
There are several different types of accidents that can lead to wrongful death:
Vehicle accidents: Any kind of vehicle can be involved in an accident that leads to wrongful death, including cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, trains, and more. If a driver is distracted by their cell phone or has been drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel, they could cause a fatal car crash that results in wrongful death lawsuits being filed against them by those left behind after losing their loved one due to their negligence.
Falls: Falls can happen at any time and in any place, but they are especially dangerous when they occur on construction sites or in other high-risk areas. These can also be due to malfunction or defective equipment where the manufacturer may be liable.
Workplace accidents: These can include anything from electrocutions to falls from heights or exposure to hazardous materials like asbestos or chemicals used for cleaning purposes only (e.g., ammonia).
You might be able to pursue compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death by filing a claim against the party who caused the accident. When pursuing a claim, however, it is important to understand what type of claim you can file and what types of damages are available to you. To learn more about your options with regard to your case, speak with our personal injury attorneys at Bottlinger Law L.L.C.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In order to file a wrongful death claim in Fremont Nebraska, there must be evidence that supports each element of negligence: duty owed by defendant; breach of duty; causation between breach and harm suffered; damages incurred by plaintiff as a result of defendant’s breach; and lack of excuse or justification for defendant’s conduct (negligence).
In order to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- A person has died.
- The deceased person must have died due to someone else's negligence or carelessness.
- The wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action brought by a family member or representative of a deceased person.
- The filing must be done within two years of the incident or discovery of the incident, whichever comes first.
If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit and want to know more about your options, Bottlinger Law L.L.C. can help. We have helped many clients get the compensation they need after losing a loved one in tragic accidents caused by someone else's actions or negligence.
Count on the Assistance of Bottlinger Law L.L.C.
Accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Bottlinger Law L.L.C. knows that you're looking for a firm that will stand by your side during every step of the legal process, so we're here to help you understand how we can be there for you.
If a loved one has been involved in a wrongful death accident by another person's negligence and you want to find out more about your options, please contact us today on (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation.
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