Wrongful Death

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of another person’s unlawful actions. Unlawful actions causing death can include negligence, recklessness, or deliberate, intentional, and malicious conduct. Some of the common causes of wrongful death cases our firm handles includes:

  • Construction Accidents
  • Criminal Acts
  • Interaction with a Consumer Product (Product Liability)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Railroad Accidents
  • SUV Rollovers
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries

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Types of Damages Recoverable

Generally, there are three types of damages that a surviving family member can recover when their loved one has died as a result of the unlawful actions of another. Damages depend on jurisdiction and the relationship the family member has with the deceased (parent, wife, husband, child, etc.). The types of damages include:

Economic Damages:

  • Funeral Expenses
  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss of the deceased’s future income or expected earnings
  • Loss of benefits, including medical coverage and pension plans
  • Loss of inheritance

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased just prior to death
  • Loss of services
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of comfort
  • Loss of instruction
  • Loss of guidance
  • Loss of counsel
  • Loss of training
  • Loss of support

Punitive Damages

  • Are awarded to punish the defendant for deliberate, intentional, and malicious conduct.

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Our Firm is Dedicated

The Krause and Kinsman Law Firm is dedicated to obtaining resources for our clients when they are coping with the loss of their loved one. We also want to make sure our clients secure financial stability after their loss and hold those accountable. Our firm takes the burden off of our clients and places it in to our attorney’s hands so our clients can focus on finding closure. We will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us today for a free consultation.

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