What Compensation Can I Collect for a Wrongful Death Claim in Nebraska?

November 23, 2021 | By Steffens Law Accident Injury Lawyers
What Compensation Can I Collect for a Wrongful Death Claim in Nebraska?

We’re so terribly sorry this has happened to you and your family, and we wholly extend our sympathies during this difficult time. We understand that no amount of compensation can ever replace your loved one in a wrongful death claim, and we pray for your strength as you navigate this part of your life.

Losing a loved one is hard enough without all the financial damages that come from it. By law, you’re legally entitled to compensation for any monetary losses you and your family suffer because of your loved one’s wrongful death.

When filing a wrongful death claim in Nebraska, the decedent’s next of kin can collect compensation based on monetary support their loved one previously provided. That is, their monetary loss.

Types of Monetary Value Lost Due to a Wrongful Death 

For losses that have “monetary value,” the next of kin would have lost:

  • financial support
  • help and services

These things have monetary value since the decedent’s absence could force their next of kin to pay for these kinds of services—or else suffer financially—because their loved one is suddenly gone. 

Sometimes “monetary loss” can be inferred. 
  • Such as when the decedent owed a legal duty of support to their child or children.
  • Such a loss must be proven by evidence of support.
  • The monetary amount is typically determined by the decedent’s life expectancy.

Other Types of Losses in a Wrongful Death Claim in Nebraska

Other losses include:
  • emotional comfort
  • companionship

If you and your family are suffering from any of these kinds of losses, you’re entitled to monetary compensation in a wrongful death claim in Nebraska. This won’t heal the loss you have suffered, but it could relieve some financial stress during your grieving process.

Handling Your Grief

Grief is arguably the most difficult part of losing someone you love. Sadly, the court can’t calculate the monetary value of your grief. If you or your loved one’s next of kin report being deeply saddened by your grief—or marry a different spouse—the court may sympathize but the law doesn’t offer you any monetary support for grief or mental suffering.

Grief and heartbreak can’t be soothed by any amount of money, but our attorneys at Steffens Law are more than equipped to offer you the compassion and legal knowledge you need to get get through this dark journey.

Contact Our Nebraska Wrongful Death Attorney Today!

Our experienced Nebraska wrongful death attorney will be your caring advocate and help relieve some of the burden you’re carrying—legally, financially, and emotionally. If you have any questions regarding filing a wrongful death claim in Nebraska, contact our firm online or call Steffens Law Office at (308) 872-8327.