Accidental & Wrongful Death Attorney

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Our compassionate and skilled team of wrongful death attorneys understands the pain and anguish that comes with losing a loved one due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts of another person. With years of experience, we aim to provide our clients with top-notch legal representation to fight for the compensation they deserve and to help them move forward. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Over 50 Years Of Combined Experience

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The impact of accidental or wrongful death cannot be understated. It creates a profound emotional void for the loved ones left behind and also involves many practical and financial challenges. In such trying times, you need the support of an experienced attorney who understands your pain and can help you seek justice and a sense of closure. At Stinson Law Group, we are passionate advocates for the families of those who were wrongfully or accidentally killed.

As experienced attorneys for hundreds of accidental and wrongful death cases, we understand the complex legal issues and nuances of these cases. We work tirelessly to collect evidence, build a persuasive case, and represent our clients in negotiations and court proceedings. Our goal is to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve, which may include medical and funeral expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering, and punitive damages.

We know that no amount of money can replace the life of a loved one. However, we believe that seeking justice and holding wrongdoers accountable can stop someone else from being needlessly killed, and give at least a small sense of meaning to your loved one’s death.

Dangerous drivers and dangerous companies must stop violating the safety rules. We help make that change. And when that happens, our communities are safer.

Why You Need a Personal Accidental & Wrongful Death Lawyer

Unless you are an experienced lawyer yourself, only by working with an experienced accidental and wrongful death lawyer can you navigate the complex legal system and secure the fair and full compensation you and your family deserve.

One of the main benefits of working with a lawyer for wrongful death and accidental death cases is their ability to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident. Insurance companies often have a team of investigators who work to minimize their liability. An attorney can help level the playing field by conducting an investigation and gathering evidence to support your case. They have the knowledge, experience, and resources to guide you through the legal process, fight for your rights, and work so that you might receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death cases can arise from a variety of incidents, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and defective products. Essentially, any situation in which a person’s death is needlessly caused by negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of others could qualify as a wrongful death case.

It is important to note that wrongful death is not the same as a homicide. Homicide involves a criminal act, while wrongful death is a civil action in which the victim’s family seeks compensation for their loss. Negligence is often a factor in wrongful death cases, as it involves a failure to exercise reasonable care that ultimately results in harm.

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death case is won with proper evidence and the support of an experienced legal team. The burden of proof in a wrongful death case is on the plaintiff, who must show that the defendant had a duty of care to the deceased, that they breached that duty, and that the breach caused the victim’s passing. Furthermore, the plaintiff must also establish the impact of the death on the surviving family members, such as loss of income, emotional trauma, or loss of companionship.

Accidental & Wrongful Death By State


Wyoming has specific laws governing wrongful death lawsuits, known as the Wrongful Death Act. This act allows certain individuals, such as the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased, to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for the wrongful death. Wyoming’s wrongful death laws also dictate the types of damages that can be recovered, including loss of love and companionship, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and lost wages. Additionally, the state has strict time limits called the statute of limitations, which limit the time frame in which a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. In Wyoming, the statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is typically two years from the date of the person’s death. It is crucial to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to understand your legal rights and options.


The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Montana is three years from the date of the victim’s death. Only a representative of the deceased’s estate may file a wrongful death claim, which could be a family member or an attorney. Montana law allows for certain damages to be recovered, such as lost wages, medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of companionship. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can navigate the intricacies of Montana’s wrongful death laws.

Why Choose Stinson Law Group

At Stinson Law Group, we understand the devastation that an accidental or wrongful death can cause. With our over 50 years of combined trial experience, we have the proven track record to navigate the legal complexities that come with these types of cases. Our dedicated case team is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients and their families.

We understand that no amount of money can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, our goal is to help our clients obtain the financial resources they need to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of income. In addition, we strive to hold those responsible for our client’s losses accountable for their actions.


Decades of experience tell us to prepare all cases, big or small, for trial. A legal team that does not prepare your case for trial is an easy target for the other side and is likely to lose. The best settlement occurs when you, your lawyer, and your law team are ready for trial. At Stinson Law Group, we are ready for trial and the other side knows it.


Experience tells us using a “case team” best predicts a win. At Stinson Law Group our case team is a lead lawyer who will try your case if required, conduct settlement negotiations, and interact with the court and opposing counsel; a dedicated trial support legal team for research and document preparation; and an experienced paralegal for organization and investigation.


You should feel comfortable asking any question and get an understandable answer from your lawyer and their legal team. We pride ourselves on treating our clients respectfully, explaining things clearly, and answering all questions. This may well be your first time in the legal system, but we have thousands of hours of handling cases just like yours. We will guide you.

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At Stinson Law Group, we are committed to helping our clients during some of the most challenging times in their lives. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, contact us today to learn how we can help you seek justice.

“When you have a legal issue, the system is tough to understand and impossible to navigate by yourself. It is a discouraging experience that leaves you feeling helpless. No person, family, or business should have to go through that alone. You need someone who will stand with you, and someone who can win for you. That person is Scott Stinson.”

— T. Fitzgerald, Stinson Law Group Client

“Ours is the only system in the world where one person, through the use of the legal system and a lawyer, can hold a business, a corporation or a person accountable for harm they caused.”

— Laurence Stinson, Partner, Stinson Law Group Client

“We felt from our first meeting we could put our trust in the Stinson Law Group and they would do their very best for us. The staff was always very kind and helpful anytime we called.”

— The Wakes, Stinson Law Group Client

“I highly recommend hiring the Stinson Law Group…! They are incredibly thorough, good communicators, and have a lot of experience to make you feel at ease with handling your case.”

— M. Joondeph, Stinson Law Group Client


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