Papillion-La Vista Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Deaths in Papillion-La Vista, Nebraska
We know that there is no way to bring back your loved ones and make up for the pain caused by their death. However, we can help you recover compensation for the damages caused by their death so that you can move on with your life without worrying about finances because of unexpected expenses related to their sudden passing.
Our team of personal injury lawyers here at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. is here for you, ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way as well as provide guidance throughout this difficult process. Reach out to us today at (402) 505-8234.
Compensation Legally Available to Families of Wrongful Death Victims
Compensatory damages are a form of legal compensation available to families of wrongful death victims. Compensatory damages refer to compensation that is designed to make the victim's family "whole," or financially sound, again.
The following types of compensation may be available to families who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death:
- Economic Compensation: Compensation for lost wages, income, and other monetary losses that would have accrued had the victim not pass away.
- Non-Economic Losses: Compensation for losses that cannot be measured in terms of money, such as the loss of love and companionship caused by the death of a family member or friend.
The Most Common Types of Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a wrongful act or negligence that causes the death of another person. Wrongful death is usually caused by a car accident, a workplace accident, or malfunctioning equipment or falls. There are several common types of wrongful death cases:
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of wrongful death. In fact, one out of every three deaths in America is caused by a motor vehicle accident. The main cause of these accidents is distracted driving, including texting while driving and drunk driving.
Workplace Accidents: Workplace accidents can also lead to wrongful death if they involve companies that do not have adequate safety precautions in place (such as not having enough fire exits or having no sprinklers installed). They can also lead to wrongful death if an employee has been exposed to toxic chemicals at work but was never informed about the dangers those chemicals posed until after it was too late.
In terms of malfunctions, it is important for employers to ensure that their workers' safety is not put at risk by malfunctioning equipment. This can include faulty machinery or tools, as well as unsafe work conditions. When an employer fails to prevent these kinds of accidents from happening, they will be held liable for any harm caused by their negligence.
Falls are another common cause of wrongful death because they often result in serious injury or death when they occur at a workplace. Falls can occur when an employee slips and falls while walking across slippery floors or stairs, when they fall off ladders or scaffolding, or when they trip over objects on the floor of an office building. In any case, if a worker's fall results in serious injury or death while they are on the job site, then their employer may face liability for these injuries as well.
Contact one of our skilled attorneys at Bottlinger law L.L.C. to be able to assess your situation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In order to be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Papillion-La Vista, Nebraska, you must be able to prove that the death was caused by someone else's negligence or carelessness. A wrongful death lawsuit is filed on behalf of the deceased person's estate, which means it can be brought against any person or organization who may have been responsible for causing the death.
In order to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be able to prove that your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence or other wrongdoing and that you are either a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or any other person who has suffered damages because of the decedent's death.
If you believe that your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence or carelessness, it is important that you speak with an attorney at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. who can help you understand your options and provide guidance throughout the process.
Count on the Assistance of Bottlinger Law L.L.C.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we're dedicated to helping families dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one get the justice they deserve. We're committed to our clients, and we believe that every person has the right to pursue compensation for their loss. If you have lost a loved one in an accident due to the negligence of another person or company, call us today for a free consultation at (402) 505-8234.
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