Mequon Wrongful Death Attorneys

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Understanding Your Right to Compensation in Wisconsin

If a family member, such as a spouse, parent, or child has died, an already challenging time can be made worse if the death that occurred in Wisconsin was because of someone else's bad actions. In situations like this, the deceased's family can often have the chance to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wisconsin Wrongful Death Laws

Only people who are quite closely related to the victim may file for wrongful death in Mequon.

The law most typically says that only immediate family members can sue for Wrongful Death.

These damages can include the amount spent on medical treatment, funeral costs, lost earnings, loss of companionship, and in specific cases, punitive damages that can range into the millions.

The law most typically says that only immediate family members can sue for Wrongful Death.

Wisconsin Wrongful Death Attorneys Are Prepared to Help You

Like most other cases, state laws dictate a statute of limitations for Wrongful Death cases. If you file your case after the limitations period has run, you could lose any chance you had to recover. Therefore, you should contact a Mequon, Wisconsin Wrongful Death Lawyer as soon as possible.

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Life in Mequon

Mequon, Wisconsin is a city located in Ozaukee County. Its population is about 23,000 people. It was recently ranked very highly among the top 20 small cities in the U.S. to live in.

The area now known as Mequon was inhabited by various Native American tribes thousands of years before the arrival of white settlers in the early to mid 1800s. Around that time, about 20 German families established a sort of sub-community called "Freistadt" which means "Free City" in German. They came to the United States to escape religious persecution in their native land. The families were Lutheran, and Germany at the time was predominantly Catholic. They established the first Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. Freidstadt is now a neighborhood within the city limits of Mequon, Wisconsin.

Nowadays, Mequon, Wisconsin is a quiet, affluent suburb of Milwaukee. The median household income in Mequon is over ,000, and less than 2% of the population lives below the poverty line.

There are plenty of lawyers in and around Mequon, Wisconsin to serve the residents and businesses of the area. Mequon's affluence and proximity to a large city means that a large percentage of Mequon, Wisconsin lawyers are used to handling complex and sophisticated cases, making it all the more likely that a Meqon, Wisconsin lawyer will be able to take whatever type of case you are likely to have.

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