LAWYERS FOR FAMILY OF PERSON KILLED IN ACCIDENT
In Minnesota, the law is that if someone is fatally injured in an accident, the person with the fatal injury cannot sue and no one can sue on their behalf. In MN, if a person dies in an accident, any claim they may have had for compensation dies with them. Unfortunately, this is true even if the person is not initially killed in the accident but dies later from fatal injuries sustained. However, the surviving family can claim compensation for their own loss from wrongful death of their loved one. Our attorneys have represented hundreds of people with accident claims, including surviving families in wrongful death cases. The most frequent cause of death our lawyers see for the family of someone killed in an accident comes from car collisions. However, accidental death can also come from slip and fall accidents, defective products, gun accidents, boating accidents, snowmobile accidents and others.
The first legal step for the family after someone is killed in a MN accident is to appoint a trustee who will represent the family in making the claim and a possible lawsuit. The trustee is usually the spouse, or the parent if the person killed was a child. The trustee must be approved by a judge. If your husband or wife has been killed in an accident, you are fighting grief while trying to hold your family and like together. Our top MN wrongful death attorneys understand this process and we will handle the legal aspects of the case while you focus on your family and your life.
When you hire a lawyer to sue after a family member has been killed in an accident, it is important to make sure you find someone with experience and compassion. The best wrongful death lawyer must be able to fully understand the loss to the family and present it to the insurance company or a jury. Family relationships are complicated and each person in the family has a loss that must be explored and understood.
At the Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. our top MN lawyers have helped many grieving families with wrongful death claims when a loved one has been killed in an accident or because of someone else’s negligence. If your spouse or child has died in an accident, call our office and speak with a wrongful death attorney for a free consultation. A MN wrongful death lawyer will explain your family’s legal rights and answer your questions regarding a potential wrongful death claim. We will protect your rights and make sure you and your family receive the compensation you are entitled to. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years’ experience successfully representing hundreds of accident victims and their families. If your husband or wife, or another family member has been killed in an accident, you can meet with one of our top wrongful death lawyers at our offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, Edina, and St. Louis Park. A lawyer will also meet families at their homes for someone killed in an accident in St. Paul, Roseville, Maplewood, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Forest Lake, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Rogers, Elk River, Chanhassen, Chaska, Apple Valley, and other cities throughout Minnesota.