Wrongful Death Attorneys Based In Appleton, Wisconsin, Serving The Fox Valley
Helping Loved Ones Receive Proper Compensation For Their Loss
The loss of a loved one is never easy to deal with, especially if the death was caused by the negligence of another person. At Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., we help the families of victims of a wrongful death recover the compensation they deserve during these tragic circumstances. For more than 30 years, our wrongful death attorney Stuart Spaude has advocated for the rights of victims throughout the Fox Valley. Our firm stands by your side during this difficult time as we work to hold the negligent party responsible for your loved one’s death.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Suit?
To avoid unjust profiting from a person’s death, Wisconsin has strict laws over who can actually make a wrongful death claim in the state. Only the following people can bring a wrongful death claim, although the type and extent of the claim may vary:
- Surviving spouse
- Personal representative (as appointed in a will)
What Damages Can I Sue For In A Wrongful Death Case?
Wisconsin is very specific about the type of compensation you can recover as part of your wrongful death lawsuit. The potential damages you may be entitled to include:
- Any medical expenses as a result of the injury that lead to the death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- The loss of future wages, insurance benefits and any retirement packages the deceased would have been entitled to
- Loss of companionship — up to $350,000 for a deceased adult and $500,000 for a deceased child under 18
Statute Of Limitations For Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Time is key in a wrongful death case. In the state of Wisconsin, you have three years from the time of the initial injury that caused the death to file a suit. This means that if your loved one was injured in a fall or hit by a car and died immediately, you have three years from that day to resolve the claim or file a lawsuit. However, if the accident causes massive injuries but your loved one doesn’t succumb to them until weeks or months later, the clock will still start on the day of the initial personal injury. This makes the issue of timely filing a wrongful death suit difficult, so it’s important to contact our offices immediately, so we can begin planning for all eventualities.
Contact Our Skilled Wrongful Death Attorneys In Appleton, Wisconsin
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent act of another person, Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., is ready to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve during this difficult time. Call us today at 920-949-0925 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We work on a contingency basis and offer free consultations on all personal injury cases. Our office is located in Appleton on College Avenue, one block east from the Appleton International Airport.