After suffering from a personal injury it can be difficult to determine what to do next. Call Parker Satrom Law, P.A. so that we can discuss your case with you and determine what your options are.
Personal injury covers a wide variety of injuries which may affect the rest of your life. If your injury was caused by the negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing of someone else, then you may have a personal injury claim. After suffering from a personal injury you are possibly dealing with a large financial strain on your family caused by medical bills or your inability to perform your job. You may be entitled to compensation for your loss of income, medical expenses, and rehabilitation.
We will fight for you to receive the compensation that you deserve after you or a loved one have suffered from an injury. Call us so that we can handle the legal aspects of your situation and you can focus on getting your life back in order.
According to Minnesota Statutes section 573.02, a “wrongful death” is a death that is “caused by the wrongful act or omission of any person or corporation.” That “wrongful act” can be intentional or negligent. The family of the person killed by the wrongful act, by a trustee, must file the case on the deceased’s person’s behalf. A trustee is appointed by a judge and sues for compensation on behalf of the heirs, or next of kin, of the deceased person. The next of kin of a deceased person generally includes their spouse, children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
The types of compensation sought can include things like:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income and/or benefits
- Expenses related to any medical care the deceased received to treat their injuries/illness prior to death
- Loss of services, protection, care and assistance to the deceased’s family, sorrow and mental anguish
- Loss of society/companionship, among others
Wrongful death lawsuits are often brought in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, product liability and other situations where the death was caused by another person or company. There are time limitations in which a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed, so it is important to consult with an attorney right away if you think you have a wrongful death claim. Our goal is to get justice for families and make sure they do not unnecessarily suffer financially.