We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a wrongful death. Victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.
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.
Wrongful death may occur as the result of many types of accidents such as a car crash, construction site accident, semi-truck collision, train accident, pedestrian-car collision, plane crash, slip, trip and fall or a defective product.
Survivors/beneficiaries may be eligible for compensation for the following types of damages:
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm. We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our wrongful death clients.
Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured. The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.