A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that someone was killed as a result of the negligence or other fault on the part of another person or company and that the surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the wrongdoer’s conduct.
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- Automobile accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Use of a defective product
- Liquor liability
- Industrial accidents
How does Minnesota law work in wrongful death cases?
Under Minnesota law, the surviving spouse and children of the decedent are allowed to make claims for their losses, as are the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the person killed due to another’s negligence. Wrongful death cases can be complex and time-consuming, requiring the investment of substantial resources.
Minnesota law requires proof of “pecuniary” loss in wrongful death cases. Pecuniary loss means the loss of money or things that have monetary value. This includes not only the value of the loss of the deceased person’s earnings, but also the services he/she provided, whether around the home, caring for the children, or in other ways. In addition, however, Minnesota law has expanded to include the loss of the aide, comfort and love of the deceased person as part of the “pecuniary” loss.
Wrongful death cases require experienced attorneys to maximize the recovery for the family of a person killed by another’s negligence or fault. Lommen Abdo has a reputation as a firm with formidable litigators and in-depth knowledge of wrongful death and personal injury law. Our litigators will aggressively pursue your interests. Our attorneys have been on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list in litigation and appeals, Rising Stars in litigation, and on the “Best Lawyers in America” list in litigation. We understand the impact an unexpected death has on individuals and families and combine this understanding with our advocacy skills to successfully resolve wrongful death claims.
If your loved one has been killed as a result or fault of another, contact a Lommen Abdo trial attorney for additional information about a wrongful death claim. We only receive a fee for legal services if our client receives money from the parties responsible for the death. Act promptly so that any claim you may have does not become time-barred.