Bloomington Wrongful Death Lawyer
Choosing to take legal action after the unforeseen loss of a family member can be a tough choice, but it can be a significant part of the healing process knowing that the responsible parties are being held accountable for their negligence.
The Bloomington wrongful death lawyers at TSR Injury Law understand that this is a difficult and emotional time, and we want to help. We are prepared to answer any questions or concerns about filing a wrongful death claim. We have many years of experience providing legal assistance to Minneapolis residents and have a proven history of obtaining millions in compensation for our clients. Partner Charles D. Slane has handled many different types of wrongful death cases and currently sits on the Board of Governors for the Minnesota Association for Justice.
Contact our legal team today to learn more about how a wrongful death claim may benefit you and your loved ones. There are no upfront legal fees involved for our services and we only paid if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
How is a Wrongful Death Defined?
Section 573.02 of the Minnesota Statutes defines wrongful death as one that is caused by the wrongful or negligent acts of another party. If alive still, the decedent could have pursued a personal injury claim for his or her injuries.
Some incidents that may result in a wrongful death include:
If you need legal help to determine whether you may have a case, we encourage you to contact a wrongful death attorney at our firm to review the details of the incident. Your initial consultation is free of charge.
Contact our office today by calling (612) TSR-TIME.
Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Cases
The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to obtain compensation for the life of the deceased. Surviving family members or the appointed trustee may be eligible to recover economic and non-economic damages caused by the wrongful death, including:
- Reasonable cost of medical expenses related to the deceased person prior to death
- Funeral and burial expenses, such as cremation services, grave marker or burial monument, the cost of a coffin and cemetery lot, caring for the lot and anything else needed for burial
- Lost wages, benefits and other financial losses the deceased person would have earned if still living
- Loss of guidance, protection and care suffered by the surviving family members due to the death
- Pain and suffering the deceased person endured prior to death
In order to recover these types of damages, the family or trustee must first prove that the family or estate suffered a pecuniary loss, otherwise known as a loss of money or things of value.
Although no amount of money could ever compensate for the loss of a family member, a wrongful death claim may help you to hold the at-fault party accountable for his or her negligent actions. A Bloomington wrongful death attorney is prepared to help you pursue justice for your loved one.
Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Minnesota law explains who may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. This could include the following parties:
- A surviving spouse
- Appointed trustee
If you are considering this type of legal action, we recommend that you consult with a qualified lawyer. Pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit can be complex, and our firm can help determine whether you are eligible to bring a claim.
Call (612) TSR-TIME now for our free consultation.
Deadline for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Minnesota
Wrongful death claims are subject to a statute of limitations, which sets a specific deadline for filing a lawsuit after an accident. In Minnesota, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is generally within three years of the incident that caused your family member’s death.
However, each case is unique, so the timeframe will depend on the cause of your family member’s death. This is why it is generally a wise decision to take legal action as soon as you can. Failure to file a claim within the designated deadline will likely result in the court dismissing your case.
An experienced Bloomington personal injury lawyer can determine if you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim and if there are any exceptions to the deadline that may apply to your particular situation.
Required Evidence in a Wrongful Death Case
To build a solid wrongful death case, the legal team at TSR Injury Law will thoroughly investigate every detail of the incident. We can advocate for just recovery and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to try and reach a fair settlement. This requires certain proof that the negligent party is liable.
If we represent you, an attorney from our firm will work tirelessly to try to determine the events that led to your loved one’s death. We can then help you gather supporting evidence to show why the other party’s negligent or careless actions are responsible. Once we have established his or her negligence, we can calculate the damages you and your family has suffered has a result of this loss.
Some of the evidence we may obtain include:
- Accident reports
- Medical records
- Death certificates
- Physical evidence
- Pay records
- Tax returns
- Photographic evidence
- Video footage
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert witness testimony
Learn more about the legal process by contacting us for a free and confidential consultation. There is no risk or obligation if you decide to take legal action.
Contact a Bloomington Wrongful Death Attorney
If a family member has been fatally injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to have trusted legal representation on your side. A Bloomington wrongful death attorney from our firm can review your claim, determine your legal options, and discuss whether you may be eligible to obtain compensation. If you have a case and decide to move proceed with a lawsuit, we are prepared to protect your best interests and pursue fair compensation for your losses.
At TSR Injury Law, we can help answer any questions you may have about wrongful death claims during a free, no obligation legal consultation. You may fill out and submit our confidential case evaluation form 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no upfront fees for our services. We do not get paid unless we win a settlement for you.
Our office is conveniently located less than 15 minutes from the Bloomington Civic Plaza.
Our team is here for you. Call (612) TSR-TIME right now.