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Wrongful Death

Every year, it is estimated 98,000 people are killed from preventable medical errors. Wrongful death is a type of claim where another person can be held liable for your loved one’s death. These types of claims are often committed due to negligence. Losing a loved one is a tragic event and it might be comforting to know there is support from your local law firm. Wrongful death cases can shock the family and friends of the deceased and Barfoot and Schoettker Law is here to help you understand the support you have access to.

One of the hardest parts when dealing with a wrongful death case is not receiving the compensation you deserve. There is no amount of money that can bring back what was lost, but there are many ways to receive support.


Cold weather, warm fireplaces, holidays, and so much more are all associated with the winter season. However, despite all of the joy, it is also one of the busiest times of the year for injuries and accidents. Slips, car accidents, and other types of injuries are very common due to cold weather conditions such as snow and ice. Winter can be dangerous, so it is important to be extra alert and seek compensation for damages that can be minor to even life-threatening.

Take extra precautions this winter season to ensure you are able to enjoy a happy and injury-free holiday. We've compiled a list of the most common winter accidents that can cause injury and even lead to lawsuits.


When dealing with issues that involve your insurance company, it is important to be informed of your policies and be able to recognize when an insurance company is acting in bad faith. If you suspect bad faith from your insurance company or simply want to educate yourself before getting into turmoil, read up on our short guide to insurance bad faith.


Have you or your baby sustained injuries from childbirth? Birth injuries refer to trauma to the mother or the baby before, during, or after childbirth. While some birth injuries can be prevented or avoided, childbirth is risky and there are multiple things that could go wrong during the process. Minor birth injuries typically require little medical assistance and often resolve on their own. However, more serious injuries can have lasting effects on either the mother or child.

If you or your baby have sustained injuries due to childbirth, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit and could be eligible to receive compensation. Sometimes these injuries could result in death and in this case you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In both instances, these injuries could be avoided if the doctor had provided the proper care.

Crime Lawyer Falsely Accused

Have you or someone you know ever been falsely accused of a crime that you believe you did not commit? Are charges being made against you with no guarantee of being dismissed in the future? If so, it is important to take the right steps to fight these unfair charges and take the correct actions to protect yourself.

A false allegation is a crime that occurs when someone is accused of a crime that they did not commit. No one ever thinks they will be wrongfully accused of a crime until it actually happens.

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