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Pocatello Wrongful Death Attorney

If you are looking at this webpage, chances are that you have experienced a terrible loss and you need someone to talk with about it. You want to know your rights while at the same time meeting with someone who will understand the problems you are facing. You need someone who will help take the weight off your shoulders and solve the problems leaving you time to grieve. Your Pocatello Idaho wrongful death attorney at Racine Olson can help. That’s what we’ve been doing for more than seventy years. We take the problem and help reach a solution.

A Wrongful Death Can Occur in Numerous Circumstances

A wrongful death occurs when someone acts in a negligent or careless fashion and causes the death of an innocent party. This can happen as the result of a motor vehicle accident, a dangerous or defective product, or as the result of a dangerous condition on property. There are countless other ways that negligence causes severe injuries or death. These types of accidents take the lives of the very young, mothers, fathers, and the elderly. However, no matter who it happens to, those who are left behind are confronted by feelings of loss, fear, pain and grief. Racine Olson can help.

Heirs in a Wrongful Death Case

Your Pocatello wrongful death attorney at Racine Olson can help when such tragedies strike. We understand the law and are aware of those who have claims and are able to recover from the wrongdoer. For instance, Idaho Code § 5-311 provides that there are two groups of people who can recover due to a wrongful act. The first are those who would be entitled to take as heirs under Idaho Code § 15-1-201(22). The second group of people who are allowed to recover from a wrongdoer are the decedent’s spouse, children, stepchildren, and parents. I.C. § 5-311(2)(b). Even a brother or sister can recover for the death if they were dependent on the decedent for support or services. Id.

Racine Olson Can Help with All the Legal Issues Surrounding Wrongful Death

In one case that Racine Olson handled, three children were left without parents as a result of a terrible motorcycle accident. These three young people needed help in a variety of ways during the traumatic time when they were also grieving the loss of their parents. Racine Olson was there helping with the guardianship, insurance questions, and even answering everyday questions such as how to sell vehicles and automobiles as well as deal with estate issues. We pride ourselves at Racine Olson at not just addressing the legal issue, but also making sure the small, practical ones are dealt with. We want to help whenever our clients are suffering and we’ll give suggestions on how a person can deal with medical bills, funeral costs, and lost income.

We like to think that’s what makes Racine Olson different from other firms. It’s not simply about money, it is what can we do to make our clients’ lives easier while the circumstances of life are pushing them down.

The family mentioned above had a boy who was under the age of 18. Obviously he was living at home and being cared and provided for by his mother and father. With their passing, the other children needed to know how to best care for him. We took the reins and made suggestions on how they could obtain social security and other benefits for this young child. Counseling was recommended and the very best experts were employed during litigation to ensure that the family received the highest recovery possible.

Your Pocatello wrongful death attorney at Racine Olson is there for you when you need us. Pocatello is our home and when something as terrible as the loss of a loved one happens, we hope you can trust us enough to give us that weight and let us help you solve the problem. Because we are a large firm by Idaho standards, we have been able to broaden our practice and cover many areas of law where our neighbors could sustain severe injuries. These include car accidents, trucking accidents, head injuries, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, defective drugs, and claims against dangerous products belonging to manufacturers, just to name a few.

Your Idaho Wrongful Death Attorney Should Understand the Recovery Rules

In addition to the technical rules above, we understand the damages that a family member is entitled to including medical bills, the funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings, loss of property and such intangible benefits as the companionship and loss of the relationship. We are able to gather the evidence, protect it, and build a case that is necessary to solve the problems that you have entrusted to us. Here at Racine Olson we want to help you. Give us a call today at 1 (877) 232-6101 or (208) 232-6101. We would be honored to help solve your problems. Problem solved.

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