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Wisconsin Wrongful Death Attorneys

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When a loved one dies, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. When that death is caused by the negligence of another, the emotional toll is compounded by anger and frustration.

At Lawton & Cates, we understand the pain and suffering that comes with the loss of a loved one. We also understand that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. However, we also know that the financial consequences of a loved one's death can be devastating. We are committed to helping you recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

For years, our firm has been representing the families of those who have died due to the negligence of others. We have the experience and resources to handle the most complex wrongful death cases. We are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life.


Contact us online or by phone at (608) 420-4033 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Wisconsin.


What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that is brought by the family of a person who has died due to the negligence of another. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to compensate the family for the loss of their loved one.

Under Wisconsin law, a wrongful death claim can be brought when a person dies as a result of:

  • Another person's negligence
  • Another person's intentional act
  • A defective product
  • A defective drug
  • A defective medical device

Wrongful death claims can arise from a wide variety of accidents and incidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, and more. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Madison wrongful death attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Wisconsin law, a wrongful death claim can be brought by the personal representative of the deceased person's estate. The personal representative is usually a family member, such as a spouse or adult child. The personal representative is responsible for pursuing the claim on behalf of the family. The personal representative is also responsible for distributing any compensation that is recovered in the claim to the family members who are entitled to it.

Under Wisconsin law, the following family members are entitled to compensation in a wrongful death claim:

  • The surviving spouse or children of the deceased
  • If there is no surviving spouse or children, the surviving parents of the deceased
  • If there is no surviving spouse, children, or parents, the surviving siblings of the deceased
  • If there is no surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings, the surviving grandparents of the deceased

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Madison wrongful death attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options.

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Wisconsin law, the family of a person who has died due to the negligence of another is entitled to compensation for their loss. The purpose of this compensation is to help the family move forward with their lives. The compensation is intended to help the family recover from the financial consequences of their loved one's death.

Under Wisconsin law, the family of a person who has died due to the negligence of another is entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of the deceased person's income
  • Loss of the deceased person's companionship, society, and emotional support
  • Loss of the deceased person's household services
  • Loss of the deceased person's consortium
  • Loss of the deceased person's inheritance

Calculating the amount of compensation that is available in a wrongful death claim can be complex. The amount of compensation that is available will depend on a variety of factors, including the age of the deceased person, the amount of income the deceased person was earning, the amount of income the deceased person was expected to earn in the future, and more. Our Wisconsin wrongful death attorneys can help you understand the amount of compensation that may be available in your case.

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Wisconsin law, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three years of the date of the deceased person's death. If a wrongful death claim is not filed within this three-year time limit, the family will be barred from recovering compensation for their loss. This is why it is so important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.

While three years may seem like a long time, it can go by quickly. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner your attorney can begin investigating your case and preparing your claim. The longer you wait to contact an attorney, the more difficult it may be to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Our Madison wrongful death attorneys can help you understand the time limits that apply to your case.

Why Choose Lawton & Cates?

At Lawton & Cates, we understand that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. However, we also know that the financial consequences of a loved one's death can be devastating. We are committed to helping you recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life. We have the experience and resources to handle the most complex wrongful death cases. We will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

When you choose our firm, you can expect the following:

  • Compassionate legal representation
  • Aggressive advocacy
  • Personalized attention
  • Responsive communication
  • Regular updates on the progress of your case

Our Madison wrongful death attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. We will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on your family. We will keep you informed and involved at every stage of your case. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. We are here to help you obtain the justice you deserve.


Contact us online or by phone at (608) 420-4033 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Wisconsin wrongful death lawyers.


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