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Omaha, Nebraska Wrongful Death Lawyers

Seeking Justice for the Loss of Your Loved One

Wrongful death. This is the law's name for the breathtaking emptiness a wife, husband, parent, or child feels when a loved one is taken because of someone else's mistake. Wrongful death devastates.

Wrongful death happens when life ends because someone else makes a mistake, or commits a willful or wanton wrongful act. Life should not end, but someone else makes it end. More specifically, death is "wrongful" under the law when it is caused by conduct that violates a legal duty owed by the wrongdoer to the person killed.

This may be a duty to drive at a reasonable speed, build a safe product, or provide medical care of at least average quality. Death is wrongful when life is snuffed out because someone else does something the law says should not occur. When a breached duty causes death, next of kin are wrongfully deprived of their loved ones.

Why Pursue Damages Through a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death is not a remedy for loss of life or compensation for the person killed. She or he is gone. The survivors suffer. They are without support, love, advice, companionship, nurturing, loving, and shared goals. The law merely provides a way for those who live to bear the burden of a premature death. This is “wrongful death.”

We do all we can to turn a premature death into a chance for our clients to win the compensation we think they are entitled to have. Our case selection process is thoughtful. We understand wrongful death. We know what it means, and we understand how important it is to focus on the real purpose of the law: to compensate the next of kin for their loss and to use the law to prevent such lapses from recurrence.

Sometimes examples are good teachers. At Domina Law Group, our wrongful death lawyers in Omaha work with families who have lost loved ones due to situations like the following:

  • Trucker violations of safety rules
  • Airplane manufacturing defects
  • Defective truck and auto parts
  • Negligent use of firearms
  • Home and building explosions
  • Farm equipment malfunction
  • Building design defects & collapses
  • Roadway / highway design defects
  • City and State law enforcement errors
  • Medical malpractice
  • Electrocution – overhead lines
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Injuries by unsupervised animals
  • Falls from unsafe structures

Traffic Accidents: the Leading Cause of Death

In 2013, 190 people were killed in Nebraska traffic accidents, making motor vehicle accidents one of the most common causes of wrongful death in our state – including truck, motorcycle, and car wrecks. Domina Law Group has handled hundreds of wrongful death cases in Omaha. They range from the death of infants to the elderly.

Our wrongful death verdicts are among the largest in Nebraska. Domina Law Group has been involved in the State's major wrongful death cases.

How Domina Law Group pc llo Can Help

Why are we called to help broken families cope with death? There are several reasons. First, we practice law to serve people. Service in time of greatest need provides the greatest chance to help. Second, we take hard cases. Most do not! Third, we work hard at your case.

Sometimes we have to be a detective. We found the problem that made a rotating shaft unsafe which resulted in the tragic death of a little boy. We found a broken seat belt piece in airplane wreckage after the investigators missed it. We found a manufacturing defect in a passenger restraint belt loop that cut in half during a survivable crash. And, We found the mechanism of injury in a terrible electrocution case.

Let us offer examples:

  • An emblem off a semi-tractorfound by Domina Law Group pc llo personnel lying behind the second row of seats in a passenger van after a head on collision told the force of impact story.
  • An unconnected alarm system required as a seizure alertfound disconnected by Domina Law Group pc llo – solved the mystery of a developmentally disabled person.
  • And, careful combing of a report specially printed at Domina Law Group's request led to liability against a hospital for wrongfully discharging a surgery patient who bled to death on the way home. Discharge should not have happened.

We don't talk about it… we do it. Trial practice. Not just talk! Contact us today.

Domina Law Group - Case Stories

Wrongful Death - Suicidal Youth Kills Self While in Care of Mental Health Hospital

Domina law handles more wrongful death lawsuits than any other firm in the state of Nebraska. When a death is involved, the case and the facts are always tragic and devastating. Domina Law was involved in the case of a youth who had a history of depression and suicidal ideations. His family sought help multiple times and entrusted him to a mental health facility to watch over him and provide him with the mental health care he needed.

Domina Law initiated a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of the young man and against the mental health hospital. It was alleged the young man made a specific plan on how he intended to kill himself, while in the mental health facility, down to the exact mechanisms of how he was going to do it.

The lawsuit alleged that, despite being told of the plan and the intent, the facility and/or its workers or contractors failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the suicide. Foreseeably, the young man did exactly what he said he was going to do and killed himself. The complaint alleged there were multiple failures of the institution that proximately caused the death. The institution denied any negligence. This matter was confidentially resolved.

Domina Law Group Goes the Extra Mile: Call Our Firm Today!

As Domina Law Group pc llo's Omaha wrongful death lawyers, we found tell-tale liability evidence in vehicle and farm tractor rollover cases, missed cancer diagnosis cases, and machine entanglement cases. We found the true trajectory of the bullet. We found the weapon that caused the death. Why do families with loved ones lost to wrongful death come to us? The answer is simple: we strive to be more curious, more studious, more inquisitive, and more prepared…and we never stop striving.

We do the work. We help the next of kin with the destruction of wrongful death, and we do it by working through the law to get the last full measure of compensation, to the utmost extent of our abilities and imaginations.

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