Racine and Kenosha Fatal Injury Lawyers
"There's No Substitute for Experience"
Compassionate legal advice on the filing and litigation of a Wisconsin wrongful death lawsuit
At Domnitz & Skemp, our attorneys have over 70 years of experience helping Wisconsin families secure compensation after the fatality of a loved one has left them struggling emotionally and financially. We have helped guide countless families after their loved ones' fatal car accidents or other accidental deaths to provide for their immediate and long-term needs, including claims for:
Medical Expenses - Funeral and Burial Expenses - Lost Financial Support
Emotional Trauma - Loss of Consortium
A wrongful death lawsuit is governed by very strict state liability statutes. Only certain persons may file a claim and then only within a certain period of time:
- If the victim was married, only the surviving spouse, personal representative, or special administrator of the estate may file a claim
- In many cases, including medical malpractice, there can only be a claim where there is a surviving spouse or a minor heir
- Claims must be carefully screened to determine if they meet all state requirements
- Failure to properly screen a case or observe filing deadlines could bar your claim from consideration regardless of merit.
Our Commitment to Our Clients:
We understand the serious emotional trauma you are experiencing as you try to continue your life without your spouse, child, or other family member. At Domnitz & Skemp, our wrongful death attorneys have helped countless Wisconsin families file and recover damages through the negotiation and litigation of wrongful death lawsuits, helping them obtain many significant verdicts and settlements.
Our wrongful death practice is based on a compassionate, client-focused approach dedicated to securing a timely result that is always in your best interest. Unlike other firms that may relegate you to an office assistant or paralegal, at Domnitz & Skemp, you will always receive personal attention from the attorney handling your case. Insurance companies are businesses, and it is in their interest to pay you the least amount possible. You will need a powerful advocate who will protect your rights and guide you throughout negotiation, trial, and appeals.
A TRIAL STORY: In Honor of Christy
Christy King was 16 years old, and like millions of American teenagers, she struggled with some issues. She was born, raised, and poorly educated on an Native American Reservation in her early elementary years. Although she stayed competitive through her junior high years, by 9th grade the holes in her early education were beginning to take their toll. In 1999 she enrolled in Bay View High School as a 9th grader and immediately was overwhelmed by the high school curriculum. As she began to fall further and further behind in school...( Read the whole tragic story of how Christy died and the lawsuit that ensued...)
CONTACT US: Free Consultation
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a confusing process where mistakes can be costly. Contact the Milwaukee law offices of Domnitz & Skemp today for a free consultation and case evaluation with no further obligation. We will make sure that you understand your rights, your options, and the consequences of your decisions. All wrongful death cases are taken on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are no attorneys' fees unless we recover compensation for your claim.
We also offer other areas of personal injury and related practice, including motorcycle accidents, injuries caused by drunk drivers, slips and falls, products liability, insurance disputes and bad faith, police misconduct, and medical malpractice.