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Understanding Wrongful Death in Nebraska

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on November 19, 2014

When the negligence of another person or party causes a fatal injury, the family might consider bringing a “wrongful death” lawsuit. One way to think of a wrongful death case is as a personal injury claim in which the injury has claimed a life. Because the injured person is no longer available to bring their own claim to court and seek compensation, the estate or family members must do it for them.

Nebraska Wrongful Death

The wrongful death claim in Nebraska is usually filed by the legal representative of the deceased person’s estate. In many cases, the legal representative is a family member who is listed as legal representative in the deceased person’s will or estate plan.

Nebraska allows a wrongful death claim to be filed against an estate as well as against a person. For instance, if a careless driver crashes into a pedestrian in a way that claims both lives, the legal representative of the pedestrian’s estate may file a wrongful death claim against the driver’s estate.

Damages in a wrongful death claim are intended to compensate both the estate and the family members for their untimely loss. Although every wrongful death claim is different, many of these claims seek damages for medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, and the value of the lost care, comfort, support, and guidance the deceased person would have provided to family members if the untimely death had not taken place.

If you’ve lost a family member and want to know more about wrongful death and other legal options, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Omaha wrongful death lawyer to learn more.

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