Sometimes the injuries from an accident can be fatal to one or more of the victims. In these situations, the law compensates the families through a type of personal injury claim called a “wrongful death” case. In these cases, a representative of the deceased victim can bring a claim against the negligent party or parties that caused the death. When you have lost a loved one in an accident, it can be difficult to think about the legal options you have at a time when you are usually focused on grieving. However, you only have a limited time in which you can file a claim. If you miss the deadline, you will be unable to seek justice on your loved one’s behalf, regardless of how wrongful the conduct was of the party that caused their death.
Types of Accidents in Nebraska that Give Rise to Wrongful Death Claims
There are many different types of personal injury claims that can involve deadly injuries. Miller Lathrop can help families who are struggling with the loss of a loved one by handling their wrongful death claim on their behalf. Some of the common causes of wrongful death in Omaha include:
- Car Accidents: Auto accidents can cause fatal injuries to their victims. This is particularly true in accidents involving a large truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, or an individual who is susceptible to injury, such as a child or an elderly person.
- Work Accidents: Many jobs can be dangerous. Things like mining, manufacturing, construction, and truck driving have higher rates of fatal injuries to their workers, but the reality of the situation is that death on the job can affect any industry.
- Premises Liability: Premises liability, also known as “slip-and-falls,” can cause fatal injury to the victim, especially when the victim of the fall suffers a head injury.
Although these are the primary root causes of wrongful death, any type of personal injury accident can be converted into a wrongful death claim if the victim succumbs to their injuries.
How Miller Lathrop Can Help Your Family With a Wrongful Death Claim
If your loved one was killed as the result of someone else’s negligence, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. We understand that it is a difficult time and that you may not feel up to being a participant in the legal process during this time, but you have limited time to file a claim. Even a brief, no-obligation phone call to our office can give you critical information to allow you peace of mind. There can be insurance limits to the amount your family can recover, and there can be confusion over who should file the claim on behalf of the deceased. Miller Lathrop can help ensure that you are able to seek justice on behalf of your loved one and make sure your family is compensated for the loss. If you would like to schedule a free consultation at our Omaha, Nebraska, law office, please contact us today.
Miller Lathrop is known for providing effective, compassionate and caring legal service for clients filing wrongful death actions. If you would like to see what our former clients have to say, we welcome you to read our client testimonials.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Wrongful Death Claim
If you haven’t yet contacted an attorney about a possible wrongful death claim, it is important that you do so soon. In order for you to build a strong case, you will need all the available evidence. Miller Latrhop will personally conduct an investigation into the circumstances of your loved one’s death, documenting evidence, interviewing witnesses and taking photos of the scene.
The earlier you have an attorney involved and investigating the circumstances of your claim, the stronger your case will be.
Feel free to contact our firm any time to schedule a free consultation to discuss wrongful death. We are ready to help.