Wrongful Death

When a person suffers a personal injury that results in death due to someone else’s negligence, there may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits are brought by the estate of the deceased person for the benefit of the surviving family.

A passenger in a fatal automobile accident, a construction worker killed by falling off scaffolding, and a patient who dies as a result of being administered an unsafe drug are all examples of wrongful deaths, where through no fault of their own, their lives end in tragedy.

If a loved one has tragically lost their life you are undoubtedly dealing with the high cost of medical expenses, estate and funeral expenses, as well as future lost income if the deceased person was an income provider. All of these are sources of financial stress which weigh heavily on a family, during a time when it is dealing with great emotional distress over losing a loved one. Through the efforts of our experienced legal team, surviving family members may be able to recover damages for economic compensation for care, comfort, and companionship, as well as for the pain and suffering endured by the deceased prior to their death.

Wrongful death cases can be emotionally challenging when the deceased individual is young. The Perry Law Firm has worked closely with parents seeking to recover for the wrongful death of their children. One such case involved representation of the estate of a young woman who was killed on her way home from college for the first time. The vehicle in which she was traveling was t-boned by an out-of-state driver that had minimal insurance. Our legal team worked with the parents in establishing an estate and developing a clear picture of the parents’ loss. The matter was complex, as it involved a number of different insurance companies and separate lien claims for medical expenses. As a result of our efforts, we were able to obtain a substantial reduction in the medical lien claims and a recovery of $335,000.

Wrongful death claims bring with them more than just the injury lawsuit. An estate must be opened and probated in court. Often times there are disputes among the family regarding distribution of a settlement or judgment. Because we are a full-service law firm, through the efforts of our legal team we handle all aspects of a wrongful death claim and never outsource parts of your claim to another law firm. At the Perry Law Firm, we have helped many families across the state of Nebraska to deal with all aspects of wrongful death matters. If you would like to speak to a member of our experienced legal team, please contact our office for a free consultation at 1-888-576-9200.

Because the time within which to file a wrongful death claim is short, it is important that you contact an attorney at your earliest opportunity. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin helping you with the legal and financial struggles you will face immediately after your loved one’s death.

The results obtained in any cases referred to in this website are based upon the specific
facts of each case. Each case must be evaluated upon its own facts and merits.