Wrongful Death Lawyers in Minnesota Who Help Victims
What can be more shocking and devastating than to receive a call from the police informing you that a loved one – a spouse, child, parent – has died in an auto accident?
In Minnesota, the personal injury lawyers at Sieben Edmunds Miller are experienced at representing the survivors of someone who was killed in a motor vehicle accident. The claim is not based on damages to the person who died but rather, on the losses that surviving family members will endure, including:
Future economic support
The care and counsel that the deceased would have provided to their spouse, children, and family members
The companionship the deceased would have offered their family
What is called the “loss of consortium” to the deceased’s spouse
We handle wrongful death cases in Minnesota with compassion, caring, and understanding that drives our determination to obtain fair compensation for the horrible losses you have suffered.
Track Record in Minnesota Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death may be the result of many different types of accident:
Pedestrians being hit by a car
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Explosions in a home, workplace or shopping district
Our wrongful death lawyers in Eagan and Mendota Heights understand the legal and economic issues in making a claim, building a track record of success. We are your “white knights” who cannot replace the love and care of the person who died but fight to compensate you fairly for your loss. We will take on any insurance company or business to ease your suffering.
Damages That May Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim in Minnesota
Under Minnesota law, wrongful death damages are designed to compensate the deceased’s family for the irreparable harm they have suffered. While each case is unique, generally speaking a family member is entitled to recover damages based upon:
Their loved one’s contributions in the past
Their life expectancy at the time of death
Their health, age, habits, talents, and success
Their past earnings
Their likely future earning capacity and prospects of bettering themselves had they lived
The costs of supporting a child
Their legal obligation to support their family
Any direct costs incurred such as medical and funeral expenses
Economic losses including the loss of future earnings, pension and retirement benefits
The counsel, guidance, and aid your loved one would have provided
The advice, comfort, assistance, companionship, and protection that would have been given had your loved one survived
Punitive damages for the action of the person or entity that caused the death
Determining the amount of damages that you are entitled to receive will depend on several factors such as the contributions of the decedent in the past to your family, the age of the deceased, their occupation and income history, their health, their future earning potential, and most importantly, the losses suffered because they are not there to provide advice, comfort, and companionship to those left behind. Because insurance companies try to minimize the amount of money they have to pay, we prepare every case assuming that we will have to show a jury why they need to help you and why the insurance company should be responsible.
Discuss Your Wrongful Death Case for Free, With No Obligation
As difficult as it is for you right now, often it is important to move quickly after an accident so that evidence may be gathered and to take care of other crucial factors. If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death as a result of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or other reason, feel free to call a wrongful death attorney in Minnesota at Sieben Edmunds Miller. We will discuss your case for free and with no obligation.