Lincoln Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you recently experienced the loss of a loved one, we at Powers Law offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We have also experienced personal losses and have represented hundreds of wrongful death clients in Nebraska. We empathize with what you and your family are going through so reach out to a compassionate Lincoln wrongful death lawyer at our firm. We want to help you pursue a claim against a negligent party for the death of your loved one.
Wrongful Death Laws in Nebraska
Each state has its own wrongful death laws and rules for filing cases. Nebraska defines wrongful death as any death that stems from the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another person. A party can bring a wrongful death claim if the circumstances of the death were such that the deceased person could have pursued a personal injury claim had the accident not resulted in death. Exploring Nebraska’s wrongful death laws can help you understand your choices for bringing a claim to court:
- Time limits for filing. Nebraska’s statute of limitations gives plaintiffs two years from the date of the decedent’s death to file a claim. However, several factors may affect this time limit. Speak to a Lincoln personal injury attorney at Powers Law for case-specific information.
- Rules on who can file. In Nebraska, family members cannot simply bring wrongful death suits. Instead, a legal representative of the deceased person’s estate must file the claim. The courts will assign a representative if one does not exist.
- Damages available. Nebraska courts allow recovery for the decedent’s pain and suffering, but they do not allow plaintiffs to seek damages for their own pain, suffering, or mental anguish. The courts base damages instead on monetary losses, such as funeral and burial costs.
In pursuing a wrongful death claim, you may come away with compensation for medical bills related to the deceased person’s injuries, lost wages and benefits the decedent likely would have earned had he/she survived the incident, loss of consortium (the decedent’s companionship, guidance, comfort, and care), and loss of household services, such as caring for minor children. Of course, we know financial recovery isn’t the most important reason to file a wrongful death claim. Your family also can receive a sense of closure, justice, and peace after months of turmoil.
Helping You Seek Justice for Wrongful Death
The Lincoln wrongful death attorneys at Powers Law sincerely want to make this difficult time in your life easier. We will take over settlement negotiations, insurance company communications, and complex money matters on your behalf. We want you to focus on your family and celebrate your loved one’s life, not sift through state laws and tackle a lawsuit on your own. We also want you to pursue justice in the face of negligence. If a distracted driver, incompetent doctor, criminal with the intent to harm, careless property owner, or negligent employer caused the death of your loved one, pursuing a claim can shed light on his/her actions and misbehavior. It could even prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.
With a history of legal success, million-dollar settlements, and a passion for helping victims of negligence, Powers Law is an excellent choice for legal services in Lincoln, NE. We’ve received numerous national and local awards for our services and strive to be an asset to the community. We are the firm you need to help pursue a complicated wrongful death claim.
Call a Lincoln Wrongful Death Lawyer If You Lost a Loved One
No matter the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death, if you believe that someone is to blame, call Powers Law. Schedule your free consultation today. We can meet at our office, over the phone, or at your home or hospital. Call our office at (402) 474-8000 or contact us online.