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TSR Injury Law represents clients in the Minneapolis – St. Paul and throughout Minnesota. Our partners have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers many times by Law & Politics magazine. Chuck Slane has also been named one of Minnesota's Top 40 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorneys. Contact a Minnesota Fatal Car Accident Lawyer for a free consultation, call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our consultation form.
Fatal Car Accident Claim Information
When a fatal car accident has occurred due to the negligence of another, the family is entitled to file a claim to recover monetary damages for the fatal car accident death (wrongful death) under Minnesota State Statute 573.02.
Wrongful death claims are complex and must be brought to court by a court-appointed trustee chosen to represent the spouse and closest relatives of the deceased. In Minnesota, a wrongful death claim must be brought to court within 3 years of the death (and within 6 years from the date of the car accident). Any monetary compensation recovered is dispersed to the spouse and next of kin according to the agreement approved by the court.
Under Minnesota State Statute 573, damages are limited to financial loss resulting from the death, including:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of potential earnings
- Loss of advice, assistance, protection, counsel, and companionship
Punitive damages may be awarded in a fatal car accident death with clear and convincing evidence that the acts or omissions of the defendant demonstrated deliberate disregard for the rights or safety of others, as in a drunk driving accident.
Minnesota Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
Even though pain and suffering and emotional stress damages are not available in a fatal car accident death, with an experienced lawyer the family will still be able to obtain just compensation for your loved one's death. Contact our Minnesota Fatal Car Accident Lawyers immediately to discuss your case or call 612-TSR-TIME to schedule an appointment.