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What Is a “Wrongful Death” Claim?

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on February 10, 2014

Legal Action after a deathIn Nebraska, the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate may bring a “wrongful death” claim to court if the person is believed to have died as the result of another person’s or company’s negligence.  Wrongful death claims may seek compensation and accountability after a car accident, an injury caused by a defective product, a medical malpractice situation, or in many other situations.

One way to think of a wrongful death claim is as a personal injury claim in which the injuries proved fatal. Since the injured person is no longer available to bring the claim on his or her own behalf, the personal representative or remaining family members must bring the claim to court instead.

In Nebraska, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of death.  Because many factors can affect exactly when this deadline falls, however, it is crucial to speak to an experienced Omaha wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can.  Speaking to an attorney does not require you to go to court, but it does give you valuable information and insight so that you can make the best choice for yourself, your loved ones, and the estate as a whole.

At Cullan & Cullan LLC, our experienced Nebraska wrongful death lawyers can help you understand what happened in a wrongful death case and seek the compensation your family needs to move forward after a loss.  For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (402) 397-7600.

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