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Smith Law Offices

-Personal Injury Law-

Licensed in Wisconsin & Illinois

Wrongful Death

If a fatality results from an accident, in most cases there is a surviving relative or relatives who will have a claim for wrongful death.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Wisconsin & Illinois

Have you lost a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party? Unsure about your next move? Contact Alexander J. Smith Law Offices to explore the legal options available for you.

Death is an unavoidable part of life. Unfortunately, there are many people who are taken away too soon in terrible accidents every day. Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in tragic and horrific accidents. Many of these accidents are completely preventable. Although dealing with the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one is extremely difficult under any circumstance, learning that the loss was caused by the negligence of another person can make the situation nearly unbearable.

In addition to the mental and emotional impact, fatal accidents often leave devastated families to bear an overwhelming financial burden. Families must cover funeral and burial expenses, and they may even be held accountable for medical expenses. In some cases, families suffer further devastation by losing an income provider for the family. When a family loses a loved one in an accident due to the negligent actions of another person, it is crucial that they reach out to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Certain surviving family members may have legal options available to them to hold the at-fault party accountable.

Although there is no amount of financial compensation that can replace the life of a family member, at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices we strive to help families get the financial compensation that they rightfully deserve to alleviate the financial burdens they face after losing a loved one. Our wrongful death attorneys have more than two decades of personal injury law experience providing aggressive legal representation to grieving families throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.  We work to ensure that the surviving family members get the justice they deserve for the loss of their loved one. Contact Alexander J. Smith Law Offices at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you protect your legal rights after such a tragic loss.

Why Work with a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is devastating. Far too many families suffer alone. A failure to recognize the legal options available after losing a loved one can prevent families from receiving the compensation they are entitled to. For this reason, it is imperative to reach out to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Working with a skilled and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney from Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will offer the deceased victim’s family the best opportunity of receiving the maximum amount of compensation under the law for the death of their loved one.

After retaining a wrongful death lawyer at Alexander J. Smith Law Office, we will work diligently to handle your claim and will begin our investigation immediately.  Our aggressive approach to handling these complex and often complicated claims for grieving families ensures that they are in the best position possible to negotiate a full and fair settlement. Some of the services we provide at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are:

  • Obtaining copies of police reports to help support legal claims against the at-fault party;
  • Obtaining photographic and video documentation of the accident scene;
  • Interviewing witnesses to take statements and testimony in support of the claim;
  • Reviewing surveillance footage, where available;
  • Working with expert reconstructionists to recreate the incident and uncover critical details;
  • Review any computer recordings or black boxes available;
  • Obtain copies of medical records, reports, as well as billing statements;
  • Communicate with insurance companies about legal claims and coverage;
  • Maintain open and continual communication with families about their claims;
  • Help families recover compensation for property repairs or other damages;
  • Aggressively negotiate full and fair settlements on behalf of grieving families.

The personal injury attorneys at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices firmly believe that communication with clients is paramount. We provide each client with individualized, completely personalized legal representation to ensure no questions go unanswered. Our wrongful death attorneys strive to provide one-on-one attention to each client on every claim we handle. Doing so ensures clients are knowledgeable and understand what is taking place every step of the way throughout the entire legal process. Taking these steps to ensure effective communication helps families focus on healing while knowing their legal rights are protected.

Our wrongful death attorneys at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices strive to ensure grieving families collect the maximum amount of compensation available to them under the laws in their state so they are able to focus on moving forward after a tragic and unexpected loss. For this reason, we provide aggressive, compassionate, competent, and client-focused representation for every client. Contact our wrongful death attorneys in Wisconsin and Illinois as soon as possible to see how we can help you.

Recovering for a Wrongful Death in Wisconsin or Illinois

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families are able to collect the maximum amount of compensation available for their legal claims. Some of the damages Alexander J. Smith Law Offices helps families to collect after a tragic loss include compensation for:

  • Medical treatment for their loved one due to the accident
  • Pain and suffering of the victim before death
  • Financial support for parents, children, and spouses
  • Loss of society (companionship)
  • Loss of inheritance and other benefits
  • Loss of consortium (intimacy between spouses)
  • Grief, sorrow, and mental suffering
  • Funeral expenses

A large percentage of the damages resulting from a wrongful death require the skills and knowledge of a financial expert witness. Our wrongful death attorneys work with renowned expert witnesses who can provide evidence to properly document and support claims for grieving families. Although statutory damages caps may apply to limit how much compensation families are able to recover for their claims, we will work to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim every time. Contact our law firm today to explore legal options available for you.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death claims can arise from almost any situation imaginable. In many cases, families are able to recover compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face. Working with an experienced wrongful death attorney provides families with the best chances of maximizing their recoveries after a tragic loss. Alexander J. Smith Law Offices has been helping families get the justice they deserve for over twenty years. Some of the most common types of wrongful death accidents we handle include:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and car accident are some of the most common wrongful death cases.
  • Premises Liability: Slip or trip and fall cases can result in death, particularly an elevated fall or where the head is impacted.
  • Workplace Accidents: Whether your loved one lost their life due to improper training, faulty equipment, or another reason, we are dedicated to helping you maximize your recovery after a tragic and unexpected loss.

It is crucial to act within the statute of limitations to ensure your legal rights are protected. Contact our wrongful death attorneys at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices to schedule a free consultation to explore various options available for your legal claim.

Why Choose Alexander J. Smith Law Offices To Represent Your Family’s Claim

The fact that thousands of people lose their lives annually in accidents caused by reckless and negligent individuals does nothing to alleviate the pain and suffering each and every family endures. The mental, emotional, and financial consequences of wrongful death can have an overwhelming impact on the lives of grieving families who are left to deal with their loss. After losing a loved one, families are often forced to spend thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements and medical expenses for their loved ones. At Alexander J. Smith Law Offices, we firmly believe that families should not be forced to endure these financial burdens due to the negligence of another person. Our wrongful death attorneys work diligently to ensure families obtain the compensation they deserve from those who caused them harm.

At Alexander J. Smith Law Offices, we understand what families go through after experiencing a devastating loss. We strive to help victims collect full and fair compensation to alleviate the financial burdens they face so they can move forward. Furthermore, we understand the financial consequences families endure after a loss, which is why we offer legal services on a contingency basis. We will never ask families for any money upfront for legal representation. Instead, fees are collected once a settlement has been reached and paid by the at-fault parties. If the client does not recover for their legal claim, they will not be charged for our services.

If you lost a loved one in an accident due to the negligent actions of another person, contact our law firm at (608) 237-7035 in Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 in Illinois. By scheduling a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with one of our wrongful death attorneys, we can determine the best legal options available for you.

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"Mr. Smith has been excellent by ensuring my claim was handled in an efficient manor. I would recommend his services to anyone who has been injured."

Jon M, Personal Injury Client

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Jon M, Personal Injury Client

"Mr. Smith has been excellent by ensuring my claim was handled in an efficient manor. I would recommend his services to anyone who has been injured."

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"I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done. I really appreciate your professionalism, expertise and kindness. I put my trust in you and you did not let me down. I would highly recommend you. I hope that I do not need a personal injury attorney again, but if I do, I would definitely choose you!"

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Michele H, Personal Injury Client

"I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done..."
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