Losing a loved one under circumstances that may have been avoided with proper care may generally mean that a wrongful death has occurred. There are many possible causes of wrongful deaths, and you deserve to have a lawyer review your circumstances and help you with any wrongful death case that your family has.
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC has a goal in mind for every client: to ensure that you and your loved ones are not harmed further by a wrongful death and to seek fair compensation for the loss of your loved one.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 593-3443 for details about how you may hire an Omaha wrongful death lawyer at no personal cost.
A Lawyer’s Services May Not Cost You Anything
Whereas some lawyers may charge by the hour or for a flat rate, the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC only receives their payment on a contingency fee basis for their services. For those who are unaware, a contingency fee is a type of payment agreement that:
- Means you do not have to pay your lawyer anything from your own personal funds
- Means your lawyer will only receive a fee for their services if they win your case
- Imposes a clear motivation for your lawyer to fight hard for a positive outcome for you, as they will not receive any payment for their efforts unless you secure a judgment or settlement
The fact that you will not have to pay anything upfront for legal services may be another reason to call the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC for a free consultation. The team will be interested in learning the circumstances of how and why your loved one passed away. Those circumstances may determine who could owe you and your loved ones compensation for your tragic loss.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Omaha, call 800-593-3443
No Two Wrongful Deaths Are the Same
There is a wide variety of ways that a wrongful death can occur, and no two sets of fatal circumstances caused by negligence are precisely the same. There are, however, similarities that may be present in several cases involving wrongful deaths in Omaha.
Some of the following circumstances could apply to your wrongful death case:
There were 44 fatal injuries suffered in Nebraska workplaces in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employers have a responsibility to provide safe work conditions for those who they employ or contract, and failing to provide such conditions may have caused your loved one’s passing. Parties aside from your loved one’s employer could be liable for their passing.
Motor Vehicle Accident
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services lists several factors that could increase the risk of a fatal collision, including speeding and distracted driving. Motor vehicle collisions are known to produce fatal injuries and might be one of the most dangerous activities that Nebraskans and those who visit Omaha routinely engage in.
Another motorist and possibly other parties could be liable for your loved one’s passing if a motor vehicle accident was the initial event leading to their death.
Any Other Circumstance Involving Negligence
You have a wrongful death claim if your loved one’s passing resulted from one or more parties’ negligence. Someone does not have to intend to harm your loved one in order to be negligent. They only need to fail to take precautions that may have prevented your loved one’s fatal injuries. In other words, if your loved one’s passing was preventable, then you may be able to recover compensation based on their wrongful death.
Participating in a free consultation with the team of an Omaha wrongful death lawyer may be a clear path for you to begin any wrongful death proceeding. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today to start that free consultation.
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Potentially Recoverable Losses from a Wrongful Death
Various loved ones could be legally entitled to compensation when a wrongful death occurs. Types of family members who may be eligible to benefit from a wrongful death lawsuit are:
- A surviving spouse
- Surviving children
- Surviving parents
- Next of kin
Nebraska Revised Statutes (NRS) § 30-809 details several specific circumstances that may affect who is and is not eligible to bring a wrongful death claim. Hiring a lawyer and their team may be a way for you to better understand whether you are eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. If you are eligible, a lawyer can initiate your suit.
A Lawyer Will Handle Your Legal Fight
The prospect of handling a legal fight on your own could be daunting, or even unimaginable, for several reasons.
- You may not have any legal training or experience
- You may be overwhelmed with the recent passing of a loved one
- You may have your own responsibilities, such as work and family, to tend to
- You may find the prospect of engaging with the details of your loved one’s passing to be extremely unpleasant and even traumatic
These and other reasons may be motivation for you to speak with a lawyer’s team about retaining their services. A lawyer will do what needs to be done in order to complete your wrongful death lawsuit or any other action that is necessary to seek justice.
Some of the ways that a lawyer may assist you and your loved ones include:
- Interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and taking any other steps that allow them to better understand the circumstances of your loved one’s passing
- Hiring experts in fields relevant to the circumstances in which your loved one passed
- Writing and filing all documents related to your lawsuit
- Making any required legal appearances so that you do not have to
- Defending your rights and your loved one’s memory
- Negotiating for the compensation that you may deserve
A lawyer will work to negotiate a settlement, which may be the most immediate way for you to recover compensation for a loved one’s death. Such a settlement may entitle you to compensation for pain and suffering, outstanding medical costs, funeral expenses, and other losses related to a wrongful death.
If the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC needs to go to trial in order to seek fair compensation for you and your loved ones, then they will go to trial.
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Call the Team in Your Time of Need
An Omaha wrongful death lawyer may have experience and resources that you and your loved ones find helpful in your time of need. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 593-3443 for a free consultation.