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Wrongful Death: Overview

  • Have you been affected by a wrongful death?
  • Do you have questions about how to proceed?
  • Call now for a private, free consultation at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).

A wrongful death claim is defined as “the death of a person caused by the conduct or negligence of another.” The claim is not based on damages to the decedent, but rather it is based on the surviving spouse, family members or even parents. The claim is intended to recover expenses in the absence of the decedent. This includes loss of salary, health benefits, pain and suffering and other factors that place burdens on the surviving family members or distributees/beneficiaries.

The Minnesota Wrongful Death attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz and Sieben understand that the loss of a family member or loved one caused by negligence is a tragedy that financial compensation can never replace. However, our lawyers take these cases to heart when it comes to collecting just compensation.

If your loved one has suffered a fatal accident, your well being comes first. Your rights are next. The Personal Injury attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben bring more than 40 years of experience representing victims of wrongful death in Minnesota. Our lawyers have successfully represented and fought for clients in numerous wrongful death lawsuits that have resulted in large verdicts and settlements.

Our aggressive attorneys will fight until the end to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses. And we will go to trial or take on major corporations and insurance companies if necessary. Let us take care of every detail so you can concentrate on the most important part – your recovery.

Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after an accidental death to gather essential evidence and to address other important factors. Call today for a free consultation with one of our experienced Personal Injury lawyers about your wrongful death claim: 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).

Wrongful death may occur as the result of many types of accidents such as a car crash, a construction site accident, a semi truck collision, a train accident, a pedestrian hit by a car, a plane crash, a slip, trip and fall accident, a defective product, or medical malpractice.

Types of Damages Eligible for Compensation

The Minnesota legislature decided to compensate survivors/beneficiaries for the following types of damages:

  • Sorrow, mental anguish, and loss of solace which includes loss of society, companionship, comfort and guidance
  • Any reasonably expected loss in income of the decedent suffered by the survivors/beneficiaries
  • Any reasonably expected loss of services, protection, care, and/or assistance which the decedent provided to the survivors/beneficiaries
  • Expenses for the care, treatment and hospitalization of the decedent incident to the injury resulting in death
  • Reasonable funeral expenses


For more information about Wrongful Death in Minnesota, a lawyer at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben will be happy to discuss your options with you.

Related Articles – Minnesota Wrongful Death

  • Types of Compensation Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit by Jim Schwebel
  • Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit by Peter Riley
  • Minnesota Wrongful Death Law by the State of Minnesota


Based in Minneapolis MN, the personal injury lawyers at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben represent victims of wrongful death accidents throughout the entire state of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and North Dakota.

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