Nebraska Wrongful Death Lawyer
Nebraska Revised Statute § 30-809 defines a death caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another party as a wrongful death. The personal representative for the deceased is the person who files a wrongful death lawsuit.
The sudden death of a loved causes significant emotional trauma for many family members, and it can be even more difficult for families when a loved one’s death is the result of another party’s negligence. In many cases, the unexpected death also creates several financial hardships for family members because of the loss of income.
Families can be forgiven for not immediately making legal action a priority after a loved one has been killed, but it is still important not to delay too long. Nebraska places a two-year statute of limitations (time limit) on wrongful death claims, meaning courts in this state will refuse to hear any actions filed after the statute of limitations have expired.
Need an Injury Lawyer Nebraska represents families in Beatrice, Gering, Lexington, Alliance, Omaha, Gretna, Lincoln, Holdrege, Bellevue, Wayne, Grand Island, Chadron, Kearney, Schuyler, Fremont, Plattsmouth, Hastings, Sidney, Norfolk, Crete, North Platte, Seward, Columbus, Ralston, Papillion, Nebraska City, La Vista, McCook, Scottsbluff, York, South Sioux City, Blair, and many other surrounding areas of Nebraska. Our firm can handle all of the necessary paperwork and court appearances so your family can take all the time it needs to grieve.
Wrongful Death Laws in Nebraska
Wrongful death actions are for the exclusive benefit of the decedent’s next of kin. The next of kin can be compensated for pecuniary losses sustained.
Damages in wrongful death cases may include awards for funeral expenses, medical bills, and lost income. In Owens v. Children’s Memorial Hospital, 347 F.Supp. 663 (D. Neb. 1972), the Eighth Circuit held that a descendant’s beneficiaries cannot recover for their pain, anguish, mental suffering, or loss of companionship.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases in Nebraska
People can be killed in various kinds of accidents. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in Nebraska include, but are not limited to:
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) Accidents
Insurers for negligent parties will act quickly to try and get family members to accept settlements that are usually for far less than what they are entitled to. You should avoid making any recorded statement to an insurance company until you have legal counsel.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Nebraska
If your loved one was recently killed in Nebraska as the result of another party’s negligence, it is in your best interest to quickly seek legal representation. Contact Need an Injury Lawyer Nebraska before speaking to any insurance company.
Our firm represents clients in communities all over Cass County, Dodge County, Adams County, Lincoln County, Platte County, Madison County, Douglas County, Washington County, Lancaster County, Saunders County, Sarpy County, Dakota County, Hall County, Gage County, Buffalo County, Dawson County, and Scotts Bluff County. You can contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take advantage of a free, no obligation consultation that will allow our personal injury attorneys to review your case and discuss all of your legal options.