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Breakdown of Wrongful Death Law in Nebraska

No Generalities. What Is Wrongful Death, Really?

Each of us must die. We don't want to. For most of us, death will come in its season and life's end will be as predicted. For some of us, death will come prematurely, but naturally. Many diseases know no age limits. These deaths are not "wrongful". They are sad. But, what is a "wrongful death"? The answer is not so easy as the question.

When Life Ends Because a Legal Duty is Breached.

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…and does so in a way the cheats the spouse, or children of the person killed.

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, or to build a safe product, or to 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 the next of kin are deprived, wrongfully of their loved one's companionship and support.

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 prematuredeath. 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
  • Injuries by Unsupervised Animals
  • Falls from Unsafe Structures

Did you recently lose a loved one to negligence or wrongdoing? Domina Law Group is here to provide the compassionate support you need. Call our office now at (888) 387-4134 or contact us online!

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