Wrongful Death

woman crying about wrongful death


Catastrophic injuries can happen anytime. Car accidents, product failures, slip and falls, explosions, fires, electrical shocks – all of these things can result in serious injuries if not a fatality. This can be seen as a life-changing event, not just for the victim but also for their loved ones. While some catastrophes cannot be avoided, others can. If your loved one has been injured in an event that could have been avoided with due attention and care, then you could be looking at grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.


There are a lot of questions surrounding what a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit entails:

  • Will I need to pay any money upfront?
  • Will the lawsuit go public?
  • Will I need to tell my story in court?
  • Will this impact my children, my social life or my working life?
  • What am I entitled to?
  • Will I need to fill out a lot of paperwork?
  • What happens with my insurance and my medical aid?

All of these questions and more can easily be answered by our qualified Northern Minnesota personal injury lawyers. At ShermoenJaksa Law we have over 40 years of experience in the legal industry. We offer our compassion, our support, but most of all, our dedication to ensuring you the best outcome possible.


Catastrophic injuries can result from a number of freak accidents. However, if the catastrophe was the direct result of someone else’s negligence, then it could be more than just a question of fate. It could be a liability lawsuit.  Catastrophic injuries can include:

  • Burns due to explosions
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage
  • Permanent damage and paralysis
  • Death

You could be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering through either an insurance claim or through a lawsuit, depending on the situation and where the accident took place. Catastrophic injuries often occur on the road, on the job or even at home when you least expect it.


Accidents that end up in fatality are always the hardest to handle. We understand how much you are hurting right now and we are here to help. While adequate compensation through insurance or through a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring your loved one back, it can help you move forward for the sake of your family and can ensure that you are able to maintain your lifestyle and secure your children’s future.


What a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit does is help you gain compensation for damages. It can also help you move forward with your life without worrying about how you will cope financially with the recent events in your life.  This compensation can pay for things like unexpected medical costs, specialized equipment, a loss of income, therapy and a loss of projected benefits. Contact our team in International Falls, MN office at (218) 283-4494 or Duluth, MN office (218) 625-2270 for a free initial consultation.