Providing a Voice for Victims of Fatal Accidents & Crimes — Wyoming Wrongful Death Lawyer

No amount of money can provide a loving wife or husband with the companionship of a lost spouse or offer a child the guidance of a deceased parent. The tragic death of a family member is a painful ordeal under any circumstances, but the emotional toll of losing someone you love can be even more upsetting when the loss is the result of a careless or intentional act by another. When a surviving loved one is coping with the grief and pain of losing someone close, the financial impact of such a loss can complicate the process of emotional recovery. The loss of a family breadwinner can leave a family without the financial resources to cover mortgage payments, utilities, school expenses, groceries and other necessities.

Compassionate Legal Representation in Pursuit of Full and Just Compensation

Wyoming Wrongful Death Attorney George L. Arnold recognizes that your first concern after losing someone close to you is not the financial impact of your tragedy. However, obstacles and deadlines associated with insurance companies and the civil litigation process must be dealt with in a timely manner. Surviving family members require compassion and empathy, and equally important, require that their legal rights and financial interests be protected at the earliest stages. When wrongful conduct results in a family losing someone close, the Wyoming Wrongful Death Law Firm of Arnold Law Offices, PLLC, is committed to holding the responsible party accountable for terrible loss. Attorney George L. Arnold has provided a voice to those in Wyoming who no longer can advocate for their own interests for more than 25 years.

At our law firm, we are committed to providing answers and support to families who have lost a family member. We guide you through the legal process and past insurance company traps while seeking justice for the profound loss of loved one due to the negligence or intentional conduct of an individual, business or government entity. Attorney George L. Arnold is available to answer your questions and provide the support and advice you need during this extremely difficult time.

Frequently Asked Questions – Wyoming Wrongful Death Claims

Arnold Law Offices, PLLC, recognizes that families have many questions and concerns when a family member dies because of the irresponsible or unlawful conduct of another. While the best way to obtain specific answers to your questions is to speak to a wrongful death lawyer, answers to some common questions are provided here.

Who can pursue a wrongful death claim in Wyoming?

Under Wyoming law, the personal representative of the estate of a decedent must bring a wrongful death claim. Damages recovered for the wrongful death claim may not be used to pay the debts of the estate if the spouse, parent(s) or children of the decedent are alive at the time of the decedent’s death.

What is the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death claim?

In Wyoming, the statute of limitation for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death, subject to very limited exceptions. The consequences of failing to comply with the statute of limitations will usually result in a permanent bar to the right to pursue a lawsuit. Given the importance of this deadline, you should seek legal advice immediately to preserve your legal rights.

What is a survivor lawsuit and how does is relate to a wrongful death claim?

There is legal maxim that the right to legal action for damages survives the death of the aggrieved party. This maxim is at the heart of a wrongful death claim because this type of legal action seeks to compensate injury victims who die for direct harm suffered by the decedent. These types of damages include:

Past and future lost income

    • Medical expenses incurred because of the negligent or intentional conduct of the defendant
    • Pains and suffering from the time of injury until death
    • Property damage
    • Burial and funeral expenses.
A survival action is usually brought along with a wrongful death claim to compensate surviving family members for the harm they personally suffer because of the death of their loved one. The spouse, children, parents or other dependents of the decedent can seek damages for the loss of the decedent’s companionship, care, society and comfort. These immediate family members also can seek compensation for their own pain and suffering caused by the injury and eventual death of their loved one. What types of incidents are most typically involved in wrongful death lawsuits? While there are a virtually limitless number of types of misconduct that might cause a “wrongful death,” some examples include:
    • Car and Motorcycle Accidents
    • Tractor-Trailer Collisions
    • Pedestrian Accidents
    • Exposure to Hazardous Substances
    • Dangerous Drugs
    • Bicycle Accidents
    • SUV Rollovers
    • Road Departure Accidents
    • Drunk Driving Accidents
    • Distracted Driving Crashes

    If you have lost a spouse, child or parent because of the wrongful conduct of an individual, corporation or government entity, we fight to protect your legal rights while seeking justice for your loved one. If you have questions based on your specific situation, you should call us at (307) 708-7887 to schedule a free consultation.