Legal Counsel After A Loved One’s Fatal Accident
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 need 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 the representation of injured people and their families in Minnesota 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 A Wrongful Death In The Family
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. However, you may be eligible for compensation for losses, including:
- 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 cases, the conscious pain and suffering your loved one experienced before death as a result of the accident
- Funeral and burial service costs
In wrongful death claims, establishing the economic damages, such as loss of support or the costs of medical care and death-related services, can be fairly straightforward. With respect to noneconomic damages, such as loss of care and companionship or physical pain and suffering, you need an experienced lawyer 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 with claims adjusters, juries and judges. For many years Bill and Paul co-chaired a statewide annual seminar for other lawyers on wrongful death cases.
For A Respectful Conversation With A Lawyer
We are ready to get to work behind the scenes, gathering evidence, while your family moves through the normal process of grieving. We will provide a private, no-cost consultation to explain how we can help. Set up an appointment with an experienced attorney to discuss your potential wrongful death claim by contacting our office online or calling us 24/7 at 651-738-8539 (toll-free at 800-779-1466).