Wrongful Death

There is nothing more upsetting than a wrongful death. In a moment, families are devastated, often in preventable accidents. Although laws vary from state to state, in Wyoming, families can recover compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Any unpaid medical bills.
  • Wages the individual would have earned had they survived.
  • Pain and suffering incurred prior to death.
  • Damaged property.

The recovery for wages that the individual would have earned generally represent a large portion of the claim. Wyoming employs the comparative fault rule. That rule states that an individual cannot recover if they are found to be more than 50 percent responsible for an accident. If they are found 50 percent or less responsible, their claim will be reduced based on the percentage for which they are held liable. Aggressive insurance adjusters may try to present a higher degree of fault than is fair and reasonable in order to coerce you into accepting a smaller settlement. That’s one reason why it is so important to have an experienced Wyoming wrongful death attorney on your side.

There is nothing more traumatic than the loss of a loved one, and when financial losses occur, the loss is all the more devastating. At the Ochs Law Firm, we recognize that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we do believe that financial recovery can help alleviate worry that you may have regarding future bills and financial obligations. We believe it can be therapeutic when a liable party is brought to justice, so we prosecute your case vigorously. At the Ochs Law Firm, we do everything we can to earn the rightful compensation in any wrongful death case.