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What’s the Statute of Limitations in a Nebraska Wrongful Death Claim?

Published on Jun 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm in Wrongful Death.

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Losing a loved one can be devastating, but it’s even more difficult to deal with when the death was unexpected. When people act negligently and it causes someone to lose their life, they deserve to be held responsible. Any kind of negligence can cause a wrongful death, whether it’s from people driving, medical professionals, or property owners.

Suddenly experiencing a loss can throw your life into uncertainty. You may worry about how you’re going to live if you depended on your loved one for financial support or support around the house. But you don’t have to go through this on your own. An Omaha, Nebraska wrongful death lawyer from Welsh & Welsh will fight for your loved one’s rights and will do everything to get you compensation for your loss.

We understand how emotional these cases can be, but you deserve to stand up for your loved one. With a successful claim, you don’t have to worry about financial stress. You can focus on grieving for your loved one and healing.

When Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim in Nebraska?

Wrongful death claims have a statute of limitations of two years. This means that you have to file your claim within two years of the date the person passed away. You can’t file a claim past the two-year mark, so you should get to your attorney as soon as possible.

While there may be extenuating circumstances to your claim, waiting to file your claim has some risks. The details aren’t as fresh in your mind and you want to have plenty of time to collect items like medical documents, a report of the wrongful death, or any other document that can help your claim.

What Can You Get with a Wrongful Death Claim?

Your wrongful death claim can cover a lot of areas that will affect you financially. A lawyer will fight to get you a favorable settlement. The factors that affect that settlement are:

  • Funeral & Burial Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Loss of Benefits
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Punitive Damages

While a wrongful death claim won’t bring your loved one back, you can have financial support your loved one would have provided. The stress of expenses and thinking about the future can be overwhelming and terrifying. Your wrongful death lawyer will help you have peace of mind that you won’t have to handle all those expenses on your own.

Some may feel like their claim is selfish or that it’s to hurt the negligent party. But this isn’t the case. You deserve financial help from this sudden loss. You’re also seeking justice for your loved one. Your claim may also impact the future in a positive way. It’s important to hold people accountable for their actions. The outcome of your claim could influence the responsible party to change their behavior or policies that allowed this wrongful death to happen. You could potentially prevent this tragedy from happening to another family.