Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence is devastating. It is a loss you don’t expect, as the day started normally and the next thing you knew it changed. We understand the pain that you are going through and the other damages that can occur when the one who primarily earns an income in your home is killed in an accident.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim. At Fishman, Carp, Bescheinen & Van Berkom, we will review your case and determine what we can do for you. Every time we take on a wrongful death case, we are highly aggressive in working to secure a settlement. If a settlement can’t be reached, then we will take the case to trial if you want us to.

Helping You Seek Justice After Tragedy

Wrongful death claims are brought by families against the person responsible for the accident that caused the death because the family experiences some kind of financial loss. Common wrongful death claims include:

  • Car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents
  • Public transportation accidents
  • Medical mistakes
  • Construction site accidents
  • Accidents stemming from illegal alcohol sales
  • Product defects and malfunctions
  • Work-related accidents caused by dangerous substances or conditions

These are just some of the reasons why wrongful death claims are filed. An accident can be caused at any time that causes the death of another person. When you are the child or spouse of the person killed, you have the right to seek compensation for loss of support, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other applicable expenses.

The Experience You Need Working For You

At Fishman, Carp, Bescheinen & Van Berkom, we have the experience you need. The other party’s insurance company is usually who settles a claim. This means it’s the insurance company that your attorney negotiates with. Our attorneys know how to negotiate with insurance companies and they also know how to represent clients in court if a settlement can’t be reached.

It is important to know that even if you make the decision to go to trial, a settlement can still be reached as long as a verdict hasn’t been handed down. This sometimes happens when the other side determines that their defense is not strong enough to avoid a substantial jury award. Regardless of which direction the case goes, we are there fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Contact A Minneapolis Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. The damages can help you get on your feet on your own. While this doesn’t bring your loved one back, you can achieve justice in this way. To learn more about your rights and options, call Fishman, Carp, Bescheinen & Van Berkom, LTD at 952-546-6000 and request a free consultation.