Omaha Wrongful Death FAQ
The sudden loss of a loved one is a devastating time for families and friends who were closed with the departed. When an individual dies to another’s negligence or failure to use reasonable care the victim’s family may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim.
According to the Center for Disease Control more than 120, 000 deaths in 2010 were caused by unintentional injuries. In fact, unintentional injuries were the 5th leading cause of deaths in the United States.
Each day a fatal accident occurs on the Nebraska roadways, work sites, and many other places. If you have lost a loved one due to another individual’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss.
Fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form to your right for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your wrongful death claim – it’s strictly confidential.
Commonly Asked Wrongful Death Questions
Through the grieving process a person may experience anger and frustration particularly if the death was due to another person’s negligence. Families of the decedent may wonder if they have any legal rights and if so what they can do to fight for their rights.
The following are some commonly asked wrongful death questions that may arise after the unexpected death of a loved one.
Who may be held liable?
If negligence may be proven, an individual or company may be held liable in a wrongful death lawsuit. In Some cases more than one person may be held liable such as a truck driver and the trucking company that employed them or a surgeon and the medical assistants.
What are some common causes of wrongful death?
A claim may be filed if a loved one has passed away in an auto accident, workplace incident, motorcycle collision, dangerous drug or medical devices, malfunctioning product, and more.
What are some types of compensation?
Wrongful death typically impacts a family emotionally however some may also experience financial losses, particularly those who relied on the decedent’s wages. Some types of wrongful death compensation include loss of consortium, lost wages, mental anguish and pain and suffering,
Who may file a claim?
Immediate family members such as a spouse and dependent children may file a claim. The parent of a child who was wrongfully killed in an accident may also file a wrongful death claim. In Nebraska a claim may be brought forth for the loss of a child in utero as well.
How long can I wait to file a wrongful death claim?
In Nebraska, an action against wrongful death must be brought forth within two years of the death.
How can an attorney help?
Contacting an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you determine if you may be eligible to file a claim and what damages you may be entitled to. Furthermore, a lawyer can help you build a strong case against the party that caused the death of a loved one.
Contact our Omaha Wrongful Death Attorneys Today
At Inkelaar Law we understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one, especially when it was unexpected and avoidable if the person or party responsibly had acted reasonable. Our attorneys believe that those who have caused others pain and suffering should be held responsible for their actions.
Our attorneys will put their vast resources and experience to work for you and have the expertise and commitment to get you a fair verdict or settlement.
We have offices located in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska and proudly serve the surrounding areas, including:
- Grand Island
- …and many more
Contact us at 1-877-537-4665 for more information on your legal rights and to schedule a free, no-obligation initial case consultation. One of our staff members will connect you with one of our attorneys best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions.
If you would prefer to have us contact you, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form at the top right-hand corner of this page – it’s FREE to submit and completely confidential.