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Fatal Accident Lawyers in South Dakota 

The loss of a loved one in a fatal accident can be incredibly devastating to families. The shock of unexpectedly losing a loved one can put a major emotional toll on a spouse, children, and extended family. When a person passes away after a long illness, generally the family is able to make preparations and prepare themselves financially for the loss to come. But when a loved one passes away suddenly in a car accident, truck accident,  or due to the negligence of another , families might not be prepared to handle funeral expenses, the loss of a primary breadwinner, or the support of a loved one responsible for taking care of children or other family members. Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. is a fatal accident law firm in South Dakota who assists families in negotiating the claims process following the death of a loved one.   

According to the National Safety Council, accidents resulted in 161,374 deaths in the U.S. each year. Car accidents, falls, and drownings account for many of the preventable accidental deaths that take place in the U.S. each year. When truck accidents or automobile accidents result in death, the aftermath can be devastating to families. Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. is a fatal accident law firm in South Dakota that works with families who have lost a loved one due to preventable accidents. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, truck accident, or a motorcycle collision , you might be struggling with grief, may be facing a range of challenges as you navigate making final arrangements for your loved one, and may be struggling to pay medical bills or to make ends meet, especially if your loved one was your family’s primary income provider. Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. is a fatal accident lawyer in South Dakota who may be able to assist your family with pursuing a wrongful death claim. With a wrongful death claim, families may be able to seek a settlement for their loved one’s medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, funeral and burial costs, and other damages, including lost companionship, the value of financial support the family received from the deceased family member, and possibly the value of other non-financial support or caretaking the individual provided to the family. 

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in South Dakota 

If a person is injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall accident, or other type of accident in South Dakota, he or she would be permitted to pursue a personal injury claim against negligent parties. But what happens if a person is killed in a car accident, truck accident, or other similar accident? In this case, the victim’s family would be permitted to pursue losses that the victim would have been able to claim had he or she survived. These claims can include the costs of funeral and burial expenses, the cost of medical care provided to the deceased before he or she passed away, and lost wages the person would have earned had he or she continued to live. Families may be able to seek damages for the loved one’s pre-death pain and suffering. In addition to these damages, families may also be permitted to collect money for lost companionship, lost care, and loss of advice and comfort.  Finally, if your loved one was the primary caretaker of your children or a caretaker of an elderly relative, and now your family needs to find childcare or nursing care because he or she passed away, you might also be entitled to collect damages for losses your family might have suffered as a result of losing your loved one. 

Generally a spouse or children will pursue wrongful death claims, but wrongful death claims can also be pursued by a deceased person’s parents. If you had a more distant relationship to the deceased, but relied on your family member financially or suffered a financial loss as a result of your loved one’s death, you may still have the right to make a wrongful death claim. Essentially, the family member pursuing a claim must be able to show that there was a loss. Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. is a fatal accident law firm in South Dakota that may be able to help you seek damages if you have lost a loved one in an accident. 

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Justice for Families After Fatal Accidents in South Dakota 

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident in South Dakota, Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. is a fatal accident law firm in South Dakota that understands that this might be one of the most devastating times in your life. You might be struggling to put the pieces back together and trying to manage grief. Our attorneys can review your case to help you understand whether you might be entitled to receive wrongful death damages. Focus on healing, and leave the wrongful death claims process to the fatal accident lawyers at Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. in South Dakota today.

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