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The death of a loved one is a grievous loss. You may be just going through the motions of living as you try to hold things together. If the death of your loved one was a result of negligence on the part of another, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death claims are complicated. There are many criteria that must be met. You need an expert in the field of wrongful death. Our Minneapolis Wrongful Death Attorneys are not only experienced, they are compassionate. They will work aggressively on your case in pursuit of wrongful death compensation. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our online form.

About Wrongful Death

There are four elements to most wrongful death cases:

  • some person or company was responsible for causing the victim’s wrongful death
  • said person or company was negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s wrongful death
  • there is a surviving spouse, children, family, next of kin
  • financial or emotional losses have been suffered as a result of the victim’s wrongful death

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death cases, in Minneapolis, are governed by Minnesota Statutes, chapter 573. Minnesota law requires that a judge appoint a trustee for the heirs prior to a wrongful death lawsuit being started. The trustee is allowed to file for financial and emotional losses resulting from the death. These losses include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Burial Expenses
  • Potential Financial Earnings
  • Loss of Service (companionship, society, parental advise, comfort, protection)

It is vital that you act quickly. There is a statute of limitations on Minnesota wrongful death claims. A lawsuit must be commenced within three years from the date of death. The suit must also be filed within six years from the date of the accident.

More Information About Wrongful Death

Minneapolis Wrongful Death Attorney

If you suspect negligence or misconduct in the death of a loved one, you need to seek legal representation immediately. Critical evidence needs to be secured. Contact a Minneapolis Wrongful Death Attorney at Terry, Slane & Ruohonen by calling 612-TSR-TIME. We have helped thousands of people recover millions in compensation. Partner Chuck Slane has been named a Minnesota Top 40 Personal Injury Attorney.