Milwaukee Fatal Car Accident Lawyers
Wisconsin fatal car accident lawyers know that people who lose loved ones in a fatal car accident suffer greatly. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 737 people were killed on Wisconsin roadways during 2007. They left behind parents, spouses, children and siblings who were dependent on them both financially and emotionally.
The experienced Milwaukee fatal car accident attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel understand the unique pain and suffering of each family that loses someone in a fatal car accident and have successfully represented families in lawsuits against other drivers who caused a fatal accident. If your family is suffering from the tragedy of losing a loved one in fatal car accident, we encourage you to contact us for a free legal consultation.
Fatal Car Accident Lawsuits
A fatal car accident lawsuit may be brought if an immediate family member such as a spouse, child or parent is killed because of the injuries sustained in a car accident. In order to present the strongest possible case, it is important to hire an experienced Milwaukee fatal car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Your attorney can make sure that crucial evidence is preserved and that you meet all legal deadlines. Generally, you have three years to file a lawsuit alleging wrongful death due to a fatal car accident.
In order to recover damages, a plaintiff together with his or her Wisconsin fatal accident attorney must prove that:
- The other driver had a duty of care to the person who was killed. This element of negligence is almost always satisfied since Wisconsin drivers have a duty of care to those with whom they share the road.
- The other driver breached his duty of care by failing to act like a reasonable Wisconsin driver would act given the circumstances. In order to prove this element of negligence, your Milwaukee fatal car accident lawyer will introduce evidence, as appropriate, that the driver was speeding, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted, talking on his phone, texting or in some other way failing to act like a reasonable driver.
- The other driver’s breach of duty of care caused your loved one’s death. Your loved one must have died because of the other driver’s negligent actions and not because of other causes.
- As a result of proving the above elements, you are entitled to damages as a matter of law.
If the above elements are proven to a court or a settlement is reached prior to trial then the plaintiff may recover damages for the medical costs incurred by the accident victim, funeral costs, lost income experienced by the family due to the decedent’s death, compensation for pain and suffering and other damages.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Wisconsin Fatal Car Accident Lawyers
The experienced attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel represent Wisconsin personal injury plaintiffs. The majority of our cases involve serious vehicular accidents. We understand that your entire family is suffering from the death of your loved one in a fatal car accident. We want to help you with your legal claims and to help you with your financial recovery so that you can concentrate on your emotional recovery.
Our firm of Milwaukee fatal car accident lawyers represents clients throughout the state of Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Our firm is committed to representing those who have been harmed by others in Wisconsin fatal car accidents and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.