Wrongful death cases can be difficult since the deceased person died due to the carelessness or negligence of another. You and your loved ones may not only be dealing with great pain and grief from the loss of a family member, but you may also be facing financial hardship due to the untimely death of a provider. No matter what your situation may be, Wisconsin’s wrongful death statute of limitations law limits the amount of time that you have to file a wrongful death suit against a negligent person or company.
To speak with an experienced lawyer, contact Studinski Law, LLC, as soon as possible to discuss your case. Call us today at (715) 343-2850.
The Statute of Limitations
Generally, a lawsuit for wrongful death in Wisconsin must be filed within three years or it may be dismissed in court. One exception to this general rule involves wrongful death arising out of an automobile wreck, in which case the statute of limitations may be reduced to two years, depending upon the date of death. Generally, the statute of limitations begins to run when the fatal injury occurred, or when the harm or injury could have first reasonably been discovered. Depending on the details of your case, this start date may be the subject of a dispute where the party responsible will argue that the statute of limitations time frame should have started much earlier than what you contend.
Our attorneys at Studinski Law, LLC, have helped many people in their suits for wrongful death, and we know that the factors of each case can affect how the statute of limitations applies.
Studinski Law, LLC, Can Help Your Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death than be very difficult for the family involved and these cases require experienced attorneys to help recover damages after a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of a person or company. Sometimes there will be disagreements between the parties involved on when the statute of limitations should have begun after someone suffered an injury which resulted in death. Our attorneys have years of experience in fighting in court against large companies and insurance providers in order to recover compensation for our clients.
If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness of another, and you are concerned about how the statute of limitations might apply to your case, call us to speak about your options with an attorney. Call Studinski Law, LLC, today at (715) 343-2850.