When negligent actions cause a person’s death, the victim’s surviving family has the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There are many stipulations that surround wrongful death lawsuits, including complicated state laws and statutes of limitations.

Each wrongful death case has a unique set of challenges, including requiring detailed evidence, collecting expert witness testimony, and applying a deep understanding of the law. Hiring an experienced wrongful death attorney to assist you in handling your claim will minimize concerns and help your family receive maximum compensation.

With a track record of success across difficult claims, the skilled team of compassionate wrongful death attorneys at The Fitzgerald Law Firm have the experience and resources to ensure that your family feels confident pursuing a wrongful death claim following a traumatic experience. The firm holds the records for the largest injury and death cases ever won in the Wyoming Supreme Court and takes pride in its reputation for upholding significant verdicts on appeal.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Wyoming

Unfortunately, not all incidents that result in death are eligible for a claim. To successfully pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff must be able to identify and demonstrate evidence that shows the victim’s death was caused by negligence, recklessness, or willful and wanton behavior of the wrongdoer.

A successful wrongful death case can result in financial compensation for the economic losses of the individual’s family including medical expenses, lost wages, and future earnings. In some cases, the plaintiff can also pursue non-economic damages, including compensation for loss of companionship, care and comfort.

Pursuing a wrongful death claim can not only provide financial security for your family, it is also an opportunity to hold at-fault parties responsible for their actions and ensure no additional lives are lost due to the same conduct in the future. The Fitzgerald Law Firm has the resources to pursue the truth no matter the size or wealth of the corporation, business, government, individual, or law firm of the defendant.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Wyoming?

Each state has unique laws that govern who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The Fitzgerald Law Firm has handled wrongful death cases in many states. Here, for example, is what Wyoming’s Wrongful Death Act requires. Every wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by a “wrongful death representative.” Families may choose a spouse, another relative or a third party to be the representative. To determine eligibility, individuals or family members must first file a petition with a lawyer’s help in the court in the county where:

  • The deceased family member lived
  • The deceased family member died
  • A defendant lives or can be summoned, or
  • The event that caused the death occurred

Through your lawyer, the court-appointed representative will protect the legal rights and interests of the decedent’s beneficiaries. While Wyoming law permits only a wrongful death representative to file a lawsuit, damages awarded at the outcome of the case are intended to benefit any of the deceased’s beneficiaries including their spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, or siblings, among others, depending on the state law where the death occurred.

Contact a Wyoming Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Due to each state’s unique wrongful death laws, working with an experienced wrongful death attorney is essential to alleviating stressors, ensuring all statutes are met, and helping you navigate investigations, evidence, and negotiations.

The team of experienced trial lawyers at The Fitzgerald Law Firm has handled many multi-million dollar cases for families throughout Wyoming and throughout the United States. They have the knowledge and resources to help you obtain justice. They limit their caseload in order to devote individual time to your case. Contact our firm today for a free, confidential consultation.