Wrongful death is a death that results from a wrongful act or negligence. Survival statutes allow a victim’s survivors to file a claim in tort against the person or entity liable for a death. Wrongful death can arise from every area of tort practice. A defective product, a drunk driver, medical errors, negligent security, unsafe conditions in the workplace, a building or other structure are a few examples of instances in which wrongful death may occur.
At the law firm of Oppegard & Quinton, our lawyers assist plaintiffs and defendants in civil wrongful death claims in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Laws in all states govern the time frame in which a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. Whether you need legal help to defend a wrongful death claim or your family is seeking to file a wrongful death action, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. When you turn to Oppegard & Quinton, we will determine applicable law, assess the merits of your case, potential financial loss and liable parties. If you or your business is subject to liability in a wrongful death, we will defend you.
Many cases are effectively resolved through negotiated settlements or through arbitration, especially when liability extends to several parties. In the event litigation is necessary to meet your objective, our trial attorneys engage in thorough case preparation, research and investigation as we develop a case for trial with the aim of maximizing prospects for positive results.
Call our law office at (218) 231-8105 to arrange a consultation to discuss how our attorneys can help you.