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You Need an Experienced Omaha Wrongful Death Lawyer

We Help Families Who Suffered a Terrible Loss

Losing a loved one in an accident can be devastating. It is common to experience many different emotions, including shock, grief, sadness, and anger. When the accident was caused by the negligence of another person, you want to hold that party responsible. The Omaha wrongful death lawyers at Ausman Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. can help you get justice for your loved one.

Our firm represents the families of loved ones killed due to car, truck, or motorcycle crashes, work accidents, other types of personal injury accidents, and medical malpractice. We offer compassionate representation mindful of your personal needs.

Our experienced and knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys know how to build a strong, legal case that proves negligence led to your loved one's death. Our wrongful death lawyers then aggressively pursue damages against the negligent party.

What is covered by a wrongful death claim or lawsuit?

A wrongful death is a death caused by the careless, reckless, or intentional acts of another person. A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is a civil claim pursuing financial compensation for costs associated with the death. This is separate from any criminal charges that may be brought by the State of Nebraska in connection with the same death.

No amount of money can bring your loved one back. But pursuing a claim can hold the negligent party accountable. And if your loved one was a provider for your family, such compensation can provide your family with some financial stability as you adjust to your loss. Damages we can pursue in a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Loss of financial support for family and dependents
  • Loss of personal companionship
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering (yours or your loved one's,
    depending on which state the accident occurred)
  • Medical expenses related to the accident
  • Punitive damages (in certain cases)

Negligent parties often deny responsibility. Insurance companies often try to minimize compensation. Our Omaha wrongful death attorneys can fight back on behalf of your loved one for justice. Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement. If we cannot, we are prepared to take the negligent parties to court.

Statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Nebraska and Iowa

A statute of limitations is a legal time limit or deadline to file a lawsuit. Nebraska and Iowa both have statutes of limitations for filing personal injury and wrongful death claims.

In both Iowa and Nebraska, the deadline for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of death. Two years might sound like a long time. But gathering evidence and building a successful wrongful death case often takes much longer than many people realize. That’s why it’s important for families to talk to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

Our wrongful death lawyers want to help you

We know it is difficult to talk about what happened to your loved one. Even so, we encourage you to come in and meet with us as soon as possible after the accident. It is important to collect evidence before it is lost and talk to witnesses while their memories of the accident are still fresh.

Find out what we can do for your family. Schedule an appointment with our law firm today and talk with an Omaha wrongful death lawyer focused on your needs. We're here for you when you need us most.

Even if you’re not sure if you have a case, call our office. There is no cost and no obligation to talk to us. Contact us to schedule your free consultation. We’ll review your loved one’s accident and explain all your legal options, including whether to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Ausman Law Firm

9850 Nicholas St., Suite 305
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 933-8140
Fax: (402) 913-3471