Wrongful Death  

Omaha Wrongful Death Lawyer

Providing Compassionate Support for Families in Nebraska

The compassionate attorneys at Burnett Wilson Law represent individuals and families who have lost a loved one due to negligence. If your loved one died in a preventable accident caused by another person’s carelessness, turn to our firm for the assistance you need to hold the responsible party accountable for the damage they have caused to your family. As a survivor, you may be entitled to compensation. An Omaha wrongful death lawyer at our firm stands ready to review your case free of charge and inform you of your legal options.

Schedule a free case review to learn more about wrongful death claims in Nebraska.

Nebraska Wrongful Death Law

According to Nebraska Revised Statutes section 30-809, a wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit brought against the person or entity who caused the death. Essentially, it is a personal injury suit brought in the deceased person’s stead by a legal representative of his or her estate. Typically, this would be a spouse, a child, a parent, or other family member.

Because there is a statute of limitations in Nebraska for wrongful death lawsuits, legal action must be taken within two years of the date of the death. Failing to file the lawsuit within this time period means that the surviving family will lose their right to seek compensation. While legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind during such a stressful and overwhelming time, it is important to act quickly to avoid forfeiting your right to pursue compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of companionship and guidance
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of household services
  • Pain and suffering prior to death

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death may result from any of the following:

A wrongful death lawsuit can bring a sense of closure that many family members find helpful during the recovery process. Because these matters can be complex and require careful handling, it is important to work with an attorney with experience in these matters. While nothing can ever truly make right the loss your family has suffered, our firm is here to help guide you through the legal process towards the justice you deserve.

Your Family’s Needs Come First

At Burnett Wilson Law, we truly care about the people we serve. We are committed to acting not only as your trusted legal counsel, but also as friends that you can rely on in a time of need.

We encourage you to get in touch with our firm to speak with an attorney about your case at no cost. Get started by calling our office at (402) 810-8611.

Families We've Helped

  • “David Thompson with Burnett Wilson Law guided us professionally and kindly. He has consistently shown compassion and caring for our family’s well-being.”

    - Greg J.
  • “They were educational, patient, personable and extremely professional!”

    - Shirley C.
  • “They treated us with the utmost respect and professionalism and made a difficult situation easier for us than I expected. I would recommend them for estate planning, and will be using them for my wife and I when we set ours up.”

    - Former Client

What Makes Us Different?

  • Trustworthy

    Backed by decades of experience, we can be trusted to represent your case. Our comprehensive services cover everything you need to successfully settle your legal matter.

  • Respectful

    At Burnett Wilson Law, you’re family. We know this is a difficult time for you and you’re family, and we’re here to help you get through it as smoothly as possible.

  • Approachable

    We are united in our mission to help people overcome legal challenges, and we do so with a level of integrity and respect that can’t be found at just any law firm.

  • Compassionate

    Our compassion for people extends to our personal clients as well as the local community. In addition to our legal work, we serve on civic boards and charitable foundations.

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