Pursuing A Recovery When A Death Has Occurred
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case brought against an individual or entity by an heir or next of kin of a person who has died as a result of another person’s negligence. The measure of damages for the heirs and next of kin in a wrongful death claim is loss of (1) means of support and/or (2) pecuniary loss, which is the loss of aid, society, comfort, companionship and advice of a loved one.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Are Aggressively Defended
Because of the high stakes involved in these cases, they are defended aggressively. It is critical to enlist the services of a law firm that has experience developing and presenting wrongful death cases. At Vukelich Law Firm, PLLC, in Duluth, attorney John E. Vukelich brings more than 40 years of legal experience to all of his personal injury cases.
We represent survivors of victims who have been killed in car or truck accidents, workplace accidents, premises liability incidents, due to defective products or even in nursing home negligence cases. We also assist family members who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice by connecting them with trusted legal counsel with whom we work closely.
Mr. Vukelich is broadly experienced in the complex negotiations that occur in attempt to resolve many wrongful death lawsuits. At the same time, he is a trial-tested lawyer who is always ready to advocate in court on behalf of a victim’s survivors if a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached through negotiations.
A Committed And Caring Approach
Clearly, no amount of compensation will replace a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit is intended to prevent surviving members of a family from suffering financially after such a tragic occurrence. Minnesota law allows for punitive damages if the conduct of the defendant warrants it.
We handle these cases with great attention given to compassion and confidentiality. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence or a willful act, we invite you to reach out to us for assistance. Minnesota has set a statute of limitations of three years from the date of death for initiating a wrongful death lawsuit. There are exceptions to this, but it is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a loved one has died.
We invite you to schedule a free consultation by calling 218-520-0558 or using our online contact form. There are never any upfront charges in wrongful death cases, and we only collect an attorney fee if we help the client obtain a recovery.