The death of a loved one can be overwhelming and traumatic. This period is particularly tragic if the death was a preventable accident caused by a negligent company or individual. It is hard to remain positive under those circumstances, but it is important to keep in mind that you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party.
At Rensch & Rensch Law, we know that no sum of money can ever replace your loved one, but we also know that it can make your living situation slightly more bearable, especially if your household relied on the deceased’s income. If you have lost a family member and you think the case may qualify as wrongful death, you could benefit from contacting an Omaha personal-injury lawyer.
At Rensch & Rensch Law, we have more than 45 years of combined legal experience, and we have litigated more than 100 jury trials. Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment. If we don’t win, you pay no attorney’s fees.
Here are the answers the three questions regarding wrongful death suits in Nebraska:
- What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
According to Nebraska Legislature, you can file a wrongful death as a civil case if you are looking to recover a monetary loss. Wrongful death occurs when a negligent party causes fatal injuries to an individual. The surviving family members will then have an opportunity to recover costs associated with the loss.
- What are common causes of wrongful death?
There are many causes of wrongful death, and some carry harsher penalties than others, according to LawBrain. The most common causes include car crashes, fires, medical malpractice, assault and injuries from defective products.
The range of incidents that can cause wrongful death is vast, and Nebraska law does not limit it; however, all incidents must have negligence in common. Another party must have conducted him or herself in a negligent and careless manner that resulted in fatal injuries.
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- What damages can I claim?
In many wrongful death cases, the claimants are simply looking to recover costs associated with the accident and the loss of the loved one. You may be able to seek compensation for the deceased’s future income, damages due to pain and suffering, and costs associated with the incident itself, such as the funeral and burial.
The exact costs will depend on the specific circumstances and the degree of negligence, and you could benefit from consulting with an experienced personal-injury attorney to assist you in this process. If you have lost a family member to a wrongful death accident in Nebraska, contact the Omaha personal-injury lawyers at Rensch & Rensch Law for advice.
We have extensive experience in personal-injury law, and we can evaluate your case to determine if you may be entitled to some form of compensation for the wrongful death. We understand that no amount of money can bring your loved one back, but financial compensation may make your living conditions more acceptable. Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment.