Wilka & Welter, LLP offers citizens in South Dakota, including Sioux Falls, expert representation in wrongful death cases. The unexpected death of a loved one, especially due to another’s negligent or willful actions, can put one’s world into disarray. When one has suffered such a dramatic loss, it’s important to quickly seek counsel from a personal injury law firm that offers experience in these cases, which are often complex. Securing just compensation can be best accomplished when one works with attorneys who know all of the roadblocks and complexities that can occur in a wrongful death case.
According to South Dakota law, the at-fault party in a wrongful death case is responsible for your family’s economic damages. One may wonder what constitutes wrongful death, and Wilka & Welter, LLP summarizes it as:
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous or toxic products
- Dangerous premises
- Work hazards
- Vehicle accidents
In the most common wrongful death cases, an individual or individuals may have had a problem with a landlord over unsafe conditions, or been involved in car or motorcycle accidents. The compensation that the estate can qualify for can include burial expenses; financial support the decedent would have provided; medical expenses and more. It is vital that families who are the victims in wrongful death cases seek the expertise of legal counsel so the best case can be made for the most compensation awarded by the court.
Recovering Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
In South Dakota, only the individual handling the decedent’s estate may seek legal compensation. Wrongful death cases often require the estate to appoint a personal representative. When working with our lawyers in Sioux Falls, we can help our clients through this legal process.
The wrongful death of a loved one should not ruin a family’s financial future. Call 605-338-9711 to speak to Wilka & Welter, LLP in Sioux Falls, S.D., and receive expert legal representation.