Wrongful death is the concept that one person’s death was wrongfully caused by the actions of another person or entity. A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury case in which surviving family members seek legal compensation for the loss of a loved one.
At Dyer Law, we’ve handled wrongful death claims on behalf of many families. Regardless of the cause, we work very hard to help families obtain legal compensation for the death of a loved one. We understand that a lawsuit won’t bring back your spouse or child – but it may hold the negligent person or party accountable and prevent further tragedies.
Call Dyer Law toll free at 1-888-393-7529 or contact us via email. We’re ready to help with a free initial consultation. We handle wrongful death claims anywhere in Nebraska, including Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, North Platte, Norfolk, Columbus, Scottsbluff, Ogallala and Offutt Air Force Base.
Understanding Wrongful Death Cases
In Nebraska, generally wrongful death claims may be brought by surviving spouses or next-of-kin within two years from the date of the death. In some cases, the time limit can be as short as six months. Damages are based upon an estimated value of the financial support, services, and companionship that the victim would have provided. Various factors determine the amount of damages awarded to family members, and they can include:
- Financial support provided by the victim.
- Physical and mental health of the victim prior to suffering the injuries that caused his or her death.
- Life expectancy of the victim prior to his or her accident – as well as the life expectancy of the surviving spouse or next-of-kin.
- Pain and suffering that the victim experienced prior to his or her death.
- Services and companionship provided by the victim to the spouse or next-of-kin.
No two cases are alike, and a jury must make the final decision as to the exact amount of damages in any claim. However, the more skilled and experienced your attorney, the higher your chances for obtaining maximum compensation. Successful wrongful death cases may include detailed reports from physicians, police officers and other witnesses. A knowledgeable attorney will also know how to accurately estimate the financial worth of support and other services provided to the victim that are often difficult for family members to calculate.
Most importantly, a wrongful death attorney must handle your case with dignity and respect. At Dyer Law, we know that wrongful death claims are among the most difficult cases we represent – because in the end, even a successful outcome cannot restore your loss. However, we believe strongly in accountability – and if your spouse or family member died as a result of someone else’s negligence, we will do everything possible to hold them responsible under Nebraska law.
Have an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney on Your Side
The attorneys at Dyer Law handle wrongful death cases throughout Nebraska – and we’re ready to help you. Dyer Law offers prospective clients an initial case evaluation for free in person or over the phone. Contact us seven days a week by calling 1-888-393-7529 or via email.
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