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Anoka/Elk River Wrongful Death Lawyer & Attorney

Wrongful Death – What is it?

Wrongful death is the term for the area of law in which a person’s death was the direct result of the negligence or wrongful act of another. Wrongful death cases are profoundly sad cases typically arising out of catastrophic automobile, semi-truck, or other traffic accidents.

These types of cases can also occur in relation to employment accidents, exposure to environmental hazards, and medical malpractice. The individuals, or “plaintiffs”, that have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim are usually the surviving family members of the deceased. Normally this is the surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings depending upon the situation.

The claim to be pursued on behalf of the surviving family members is for pecuniary, “money”, damages as a result of the wrongful death. Typically this is for loss of support experienced by the surviving family member/s. If you or a loved one have lost a family member in a wrongful death situation you should consult with an attorney at Malzahn Law, Ltd. right away. Questions regarding statutes of limitations, preservation of evidence, and determining the rightful heirs can be answered with a free consultation.

The attorneys at Malzahn Law, Ltd. have successfully represented others faced with the loss of a loved one as a result of another’s negligent conduct.  

FREE CASE CONSULTATION

Our law firm represents clients throughout Minnesota. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed, contact Mark Malzahn today for a free case consultation. With offices in Anoka and Elk River, we have a location near you. Call our Anoka office at (763) 421-2160 or our Elk River office at (763) 441-4040 and speak to attorney Mark Malzahn.