We want to meet with you and help you explore all your options. Our wrongful death attorneys at Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP have years of experience working with families dealing with the death of a loved one. We understand the full impact of an accidental death.
What are common wrongful death cases?
"Wrongful death" is a legal term used to describe a fatal accident resulting from negligence. Some of the most common examples of wrongful death cases we handle include:
- Fatal car accidents
- Deadly truck accidents
- Motorcycle fatalities
- Drowning accidents
- Fatal head injuries
The circumstances vary significantly from one case to another, which is a big reason why it's important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. When you contact us, we will take the time learn about the details of your case, then explain all the legal options available to you.
How can a lawyer help our family with our case?
Many people understandably want to take some time for themselves to recover and grieve after the death of a loved one. We understand your desire to do so. That's why we're eager to meet with you. We can handle all the legal paperwork while your family deals with the emotional aftermath. And since we handle a select number of cases, we can focus our attention on your family and make sure your case receives the consideration it rightfully deserves.
In South Dakota, you have 3 years to file a wrongful death claim after the death of a loved one in most cases, according to the state's statute of limitations. However, it's important to take action as soon as possible. Otherwise, evidence needed to support your claim might disappear.
We believe strongly in holding people accountable for their actions, especially if their negligent behavior resulted in the death of your spouse or child. Find out how our attorneys can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit in the appropriate court. Often, this is the best way to obtain the compensation your family deserves for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future income and other expenses associated with the death of a loved one. Learn more about all your legal options. Contact our law firm today.