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Minneapolis Wrongful Death Attorney

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When a loved one is killed in a devastating accident, the emotional and financial consequences can be overwhelming. While no amount of money can turn back time or bring back your loved one, a wrongful death claim can provide you with the financial resources you need to begin healing.

At JD Haas & Associates, PLLC, we understand that no two cases are the same. Our Minneapolis wrongful death lawyers take the time to understand your unique needs and goals, and we work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation you are owed. We have a proven track record of success, with millions of dollars recovered for our clients, and we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you.

If you have lost a loved one due to negligence or wrongdoing, call JD Haas & Associates, PLLC at (952) 234-2925 or contact us online.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Minnesota?

Under Minnesota law, only certain people are allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This includes the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased.

If the deceased had no surviving spouse, children, or parents, the following individuals may file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The surviving siblings of the deceased
  • The grandparents of the deceased
  • The surviving descendants of the deceased siblings
  • A personal representative of the deceased's estate

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is generally three years from the date of the deceased's death. However, there are several exceptions to this rule.

How to Prove Wrongful Death in Minnesota

A wrongful death claim is a type of civil lawsuit that is separate from any criminal charges that may be filed against the person or entity responsible for your loved one's death. To win a wrongful death claim, you must prove that the death was a result of another party's negligence or misconduct.

There are four elements that must be proven in a wrongful death claim:

  • The party being sued owed a duty of care to the deceased
  • The party being sued breached this duty of care
  • The breach of duty was the cause of the deceased's death
  • You suffered damages as a result of your loved one's death

What Compensation Is Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

While no amount of money can undo the tragic loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can provide you with the financial resources you need to move forward.

Surviving family members can recover compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical bills related to the deceased's final injury or illness
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Lost future earnings
  • Loss of companionship, love, guidance, and emotional support

In certain cases, the surviving family members may also be able to recover punitive damages. Unlike economic and non-economic damages, which are intended to compensate the injured victim for their losses, punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Wrongful Death Claim?

One of the most common questions we receive is how long it will take to settle a wrongful death claim. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. While some wrongful death claims can be settled in a matter of months, others take years to resolve.

The amount of time it takes to settle a wrongful death claim will depend on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the willingness of the at-fault party's insurance company to offer a fair settlement, and whether or not the case goes to trial. In general, more complex cases take longer to settle.

At JD Haas & Associates, PLLC, our Minneapolis wrongful death lawyers are committed to helping you obtain the maximum compensation you are owed as quickly as possible. We are often able to settle wrongful death claims without going to trial, but we are always prepared to advocate for you in court if necessary.

Speak to a Minneapolis Wrongful Death Attorney Today

If you have lost a loved one due to negligence or wrongdoing, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. We are here to help you navigate the complex legal process and provide the compassionate and aggressive advocacy you deserve.

Call JD Haas & Associates, PLLC at (952) 234-2925 today to schedule a free consultation with a Minneapolis wrongful death attorney.

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