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A wrongful death can be a devastating event for a family. If you’ve lost a loved one because of the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be wondering what your next step is. A wrongful death lawyer can analyze your situation and determine what legal options may exist for you, and help you get the compensation you deserve. If you want more information or have questions about initiating a claim, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. 

Choose The Knowles Law Firm To File Your Wrongful Death Claim

At our law firm, we specialize in wrongful death cases. We understand that nothing can bring your loved one back, but we want to do everything we can to help you get through this difficult time. 

  • We will fight for justice on your behalf and ensure that the responsible party is held accountable. 
  • We have decades of experience handling these types of claims. 
  • We understand the important and delicate nature of wrongful death claims and will always be there to support you not only in the legal process but the emotional process as well

Our wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the deceased’s family and ensuring that those responsible are held accountable. We understand how difficult this time can be, and we will do everything in our power to help you get through it. If you have lost a loved one in an accident and believe someone else is at fault, contact an experienced Columbus personal injury attorney.

Survival Action in Nebraska 

A wrongful death claim is a type of civil lawsuit that allows the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate to recover damages on behalf of the estate’s beneficiaries for the death itself and the damage it has on the decedent’s loved ones. On the other hand, a survival action is a type of civil lawsuit that allows the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate to recover damages on behalf of the estate for the decedent’s conscious pain and suffering before their death. 

The decedent’s surviving family members may bring a survival action if the decedent lives for even one second after sustaining injuries that ultimately result in death. In a survival action, damages may be recovered for conscious pain and suffering from the time of injury until death. 

An example of when a survival action might be appropriate is if someone was involved in a Columbus car accident and suffered severe injuries that resulted in their passing away days later in the hospital. In this case, survivors could potentially file both a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver and a survival action against them to recover damages for both the loss they experience as a result of the death and for the pain and suffering experienced by the deceased prior to their passing.

How Long Does a Survival Action Take in Nebraska?

The amount of time that it takes to resolve a survival action will depend on several factors, including: 

– The jurisdiction in which the action is brought 

– Whether the defendants are seeking to have the case dismissed 

– The number of defendants 

– The amount of evidence that needs to be gathered 

– The complexity of the legal issues involved 

– The availability of witnesses 

– Whether the parties can reach a settlement 

In general, resolving survival actions can take several months to several years. If you are considering bringing a survival action, you should speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand how long your case is likely to take.

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