You never thought you would be contemplating filing a wrongful death suit. But, losing a loved one has been so painful and all so pointless. When a loved one’s death has been caused by another person’s reckless or negligent behavior; as a survivor, your grief may be compounded by anger and a strong desire to see justice done.
The Minnesota Wrongful Death Attorneys, at TSR Injury Law, are committed to seeing justice done on behalf of the victims of negligent behavior. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form. We will review your case and help you file a wrongful death suit.
What Is a Minnesota Wrongful Death Suit?
A wrongful death suit is filed by a close family member of the deceased — spouse, children, or parents. The suit is brought to court by a trustee the family has chosen to represent them and is usually a member of the family filing the wrongful death suit.
In Minnesota, compensation in a wrongful death suit is limited to financial or emotional losses suffered by the surviving family members, which may include:
- Monetary contributions the deceased would have made
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of assistance
- Loss of advice
- Loss of protection
- Wrongful death caused by illegal sale of alcohol
(There is no compensation for grief, sorrow, or pain.)
Under Minnesota law, if someone’s death was caused by the illegal sale of alcohol, a wrongful death suit can be brought against the seller (dram shop). For example, if a drunk minor causes a fatal car accident, a suit may be filed against the person who sold alcohol to that minor.
For more information about Minnesota wrongful death actions, contact TSR Injury Law, at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form. Our attorneys are skilled litigators with years of experience handling wrongful death suits.