Woodbury Wrongful Death Lawyer

If your loved one has died because of the wrongful act of another person, you may be uncertain how to protect your rights. The grief you experience can make it difficult to know where to start: you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and understand your plight.

At the law office of Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., we bring decades of experience to injured people in Minnesota, Wisconsin and throughout the United States. We focus our practice exclusively on civil litigation, protecting the interests of individuals. In our years of practice, we have tried hundreds of cases. We are very careful about the cases we accept so that we can devote all our energy and attention to getting the results you want.

Attorneys Protecting Your Rights After the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

When your family member has died because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, no amount of money can bring him or her back. You are entitled, however, to compensation for certain losses. You can seek damages for:

  • The financial support your loved one would have provided had he or she lived a normal life span
  • The care, comfort, society, companionship, aid, and protection provided by your deceased loved one, including the nurture provided by a parent, the love and joy of a child or sibling, and the intimate contact of a spouse or partner
  • In some states, the conscious pain and suffering your loved one experienced as a result of the accident, but before death
  • Any costs of funeral or burial services

In wrongful death claims, the economic damages, such as loss of support or the costs of medical care and death-related services, can be fairly easy to establish. With respect to noneconomic damages, such as loss of care and companionship or physical pain and suffering, you need an experienced lawyer, someone who knows how to put these somewhat abstract concepts into terms a jury can understand. Bill Harper and Paul Peterson have taught many continuing legal education classes on ways to present noneconomic damages, helping other lawyers understand the most effective tools for communicating these often difficult ideas. For many years Bill and Paul Co-Chaired the state-wide annual seminar for other lawyers on wrongful death cases.

Contact Our Office

We provide a private, no-cost consultation to all new clients. To set up an appointment with an experienced Woodbury attorney to discuss your wrongful death claim, contact our office by e-mail or call us 24/7 at 651-738-8539 (toll free at 1-800-779-1466).