Rochester Wrongful Death Attorney

A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Justice for Loss: Filing a wrongful death claim can provide justice for the unimaginable loss of a loved one due to another’s negligence, offering a form of closure.
  • Proving Liability: Identifying and proving the liability of the party responsible involves demonstrating a breach of duty that led to the wrongful death, a crucial step for the claim.
  • Damages: Pursuing a wrongful death claim can alleviate financial hardships resulting from the loss, covering wrongful death, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
  • Firm Support: Knutson + Casey offers empathetic and experienced legal assistance for wrongful death claims in Minnesota, focusing on easing the process during a difficult time for families.

Nothing can prepare someone for the unexpected loss of a loved one. This pain is only exemplified when their loved one’s passing is due to the negligence of another party that led to their wrongful death. If you have lost a family member to wrongful death, we understand that there is nothing that could make up for your unimaginable loss. However, your loved one does deserve justice, and by filing a claim, you are helping achieve that, and even provide closure. To begin the process of filing a wrongful death claim with our team of award-winning and empathetic Rochester, MN wrongful death lawyers, contact us today.

At Knutson + Casey, our team of Rochester wrongful death lawyers has years of experience handling cases where our clients have suffered the untimely loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another party. We work hard to ensure that the wrongful death claims process is as stress-free as possible because we understand that you and your family need time to grieve during this difficult time. Our trusted legal team will represent your loved one’s rights and interests as we build your Rochester wrongful death claim and help you get the justice and fair compensation you and your family are owed.

Proving Liability in a Rochester Wrongful Death Case

Depending on the specific details of your wrongful death claim, there may be various parties who could be held liable for the untimely passing of your loved one. To ensure that this party, or parties, is identified and held responsible for their negligence, our legal team will launch a full investigation into what occurred that resulted in your family member’s death. 

Once the liable party, or parties, has been identified in your case, the next step in building your Rochester wrongful death claim is to actually prove their liability. To prove liability, our legal team must collect and present evidence of the four factors of negligence:

  • The liable party owed your loved one a duty of care
  • The duty of care owed to your loved one was breached
  • The breach of duty led to your loved one’s untimely death
  • You and your family have suffered losses as a result

Proving liability is a crucial step in building your wrongful death claim and ensuring you are able to pursue the justice you and your family deserve for this unimaginable loss.

Collecting Damages After a Wrongful Death in Rochester, Minnesota

While no amount of money could ever make up for the unimaginable loss you and your family have suffered, we also understand that wrongful deaths can often cause family members to suffer subsequent financial hardships. You and your family should not have to suffer financially on top of the grief you are already feeling. That is why it is important to pursue justice by filing a wrongful death claim. 

When you file a wrongful death claim with the help of our Rochester legal team, we will investigate what occurred and identify any factors that can help us calculate how much you may be owed in compensation and the damages you are eligible to recover. These damages may include the following:

  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent
  • Medical expenses of the decedent

Insurance companies will often try to get you to accept a low initial offer when reviewing your case. That is why it is vital you work with our team of Rochester wrongful death lawyers who have the experience and skills to negotiate for the fair compensation you are owed.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Minnesota?

Unlike other personal injury claims, there are specific parameters for who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim, and who can file one. Only a court appointed Trustee can file a claim or lawsuit. Our office specializes in working with family members to become appointed by the court as the Trustee or Trustees. Only the Trustee(s) can bring the wrongful death claim in Minnesota, and settle the claim, or bring a lawsuit. Step one is being appointed Trustee.

If your loved one has passed away due to the negligence of another party, it is important you understand whether you qualify to file this case. 

Parties who are eligible to receive proceeds from the wrongful death claim in Minnesota include the “heirs” or “next of kin” which usually include the following:

  • The Surviving spouse
  • The Children of the decedent
  • The Surviving parents
  • The Surviving grandparents
  • Siblings (brothers/sisters) of the decedent

While the last thing on your mind after the untimely passing of a loved one is likely filing a claim, it is important you take legal action and ensure your late family member can get justice for what happened to them. To begin filing your wrongful death claim, contact one of our Rochester personal injury lawyers today, to get a Trustee appointed.

Get Justice for Your Rochester Wrongful Death Claim With Knutson + Casey

Knutson + Casey is a Minnesota personal injury law firm providing our clients with trusted legal counsel after they have suffered the unimaginable loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another party. Our Rochester wrongful death lawyers are committed to guiding you through the legal process, providing the empathetic and personalized legal services necessary during this difficult time. 

For trusted legal representation as you pursue justice for your wrongful death claim, call (507) 344-8888 or use our contact form