The death of a loved one is always a traumatic, difficult experience, especially if their loss is caused by someone else’s carelessness or malice. While no amount of money can ever replace the life that was lost, a wrongful death claim can soften the financial blow so you can focus on your family and achieve some sense of justice. Below are a few things you should know about seeking compensation for your losses in Nebraska.
Filing a Nebraska Wrongful Death Claim
What Situations Qualify for a Claim?
Every year, more than 130,000 people die in motor-vehicle accidents, many of which could have been prevented if someone else had fulfilled their duty of care. While auto accidents make up a large percentage of wrongful death claims, falls due to unsafe conditions, deaths caused by defective products, and a wide range of other situations may also provide grounds for a case.
Who May File?
Every state assigns the right to file a wrongful death claim differently. In Nebraska, for instance, the case must be brought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate for the benefit of their surviving family members.
Types of Damages Available
The compensation available to family members after a wrongful death covers a wide range of damages, from medical and funeral expenses to pain and suffering and lost companionship. Your attorney may also be able to collect compensation for your loved one’s lost earning potential and the value of services they performed for their family. Putting a dollar value on a life is almost impossible, so it’s best to speak to an attorney who can figure out what a fair settlement would look like.
For over 45 years, the legal team at Demerath Law Office in Omaha has been fighting for the rights of those who’ve lost family members because of someone else’s negligence. With their extensive expertise and passionate commitment to the well-being of their clients, you can rely on their attorneys to help you file a wrongful death claim and collect the compensation you deserve. To learn more about their legal services and to schedule a consultation, visit their website or call (402) 677-5656, and follow their Facebook for more legal tips and insight.