Persons, organizations, and governmental entities can be held financially accountable for fatal accidents involving negligence toward the well being and safety of others. Liability involves forseeability: should the negligent party have foreseen dangers associated with their actions or inactions?
It is not necessary to prove intentional misconduct. For example, the driver of a car who is busy texting a message to a friend certainly doesn’t intend to cross the median and kill another driver. However, that driver should have foreseen the dangers associated with trying to text and drive at the same time.
At the St. Cloud / Sartell area law office of attorney Stephen Gabrielson, I help the families of wrongful death victims take legal action in Minnesota courts. My goal is to help you and your family get the full and fair recovery you are owed.
Family members grieving from the loss of a loved one are often unsure of where to turn. We’ve provided information we hope you’ll find helpful in our Wrongful Death Information Center.
If you’ve lost a family member due to the negligence of someone else, contact wrongful death attorney Stephen Gabrielson today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Minnesota Courts
Nothing can ever truly replace the comfort and companionship your loved one gave you. But, a wrongful death claim holds wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Such a claim also helps your family move forward by giving you the resources you need for support.
When a family member dies in a fatal accident, it is important to consider all financial and legal issues, regardless of the circumstances involved including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents and Dram Shop Liability
- Injuries to Children
- Dangerous and Defective Products
- Construction Accidents
- Work-Site Injury
Not only can you recover for the monetary support your loved one would have contributed to your family, but the surviving members may also be entitled to the value of that person’s comfort, companionship, advice and assistance.
If You are Thinking About Legal Action, Act Quickly
Minnesota Courts place a three year time restriction-a statute of limitations-on wrongful death claims. Therefore, if you are the survivor of a wrongful death victim, you should seek legal advice from an attorney as soon as possible. If you wait too long to take legal action, you may be barred from bringing a claim.
Take legal action. Contact a lawyer. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling my St. Cloud area law firm toll free at 1-800-940-8130.
For more information regarding fatalities and wrongful death actions, please consult our Wrongful Death Information Center.